Juxtapoz // Monday, March 21, 2011
We say "if only" because if Todd "REAS" James and Steve "ESPO" Powers were going to take their slot at MOCA's "Art In the Streets" and do a musical version of the seminal cult graffiti film, "Style Wars," like they were Marina Abramovic performing for museum goers everyday, all day, that would be something to see. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 11, 2011
As we get set to release our April 2011 issue, created in conjunction with the MOCA and their "Art In the Streets" exhibition, we look at a clip of one of the early pioneering films depicting early 1980's NYC graffiti and street culture, the Jean-Michel Basquiat starring, Glenn O'Brien written "Downtown 81." Watch Basquiat dance after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 02, 2011
April 2011 marks a special issue for Juxtapoz Magazine, as we were asked by the MOCA to create a companion issue to the first major instituitional retrospective of street art, Art In the Streets. As we documented street art to a wider-audience of fine art, tattoo, pop-surreal, and illustrative art enthusiasts over our 17 years, we wanted to create an extended dialog and history with graffiti and street art pioneers. More after the jump . . .
Street Art // Monday, February 28, 2011
We haven't seen much public work from Italian aritsts Blu or Ericailcane since both were in California in the early Fall 2010. Ericailcane was in San Francisco for a solo exhibition at FIFTY24SF, and Blu was in Los Angeles where that thing with the mural for MOCA happened. You may have heard the story. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 24, 2011
Duke Riley, who was recently the subject of our Juxtapoz Presents video series, has a new exhibition, Two Riparian Tales of Undoing, opening at Magnan Metz in NYC on Friday (Feb 25). Two Riparian Tales of Undoing chronicles the artist’s inquiries over the past year, which as we know, means roaming the sewers of Cleveland amongst other things. More after the jump...
Street Art // Monday, February 21, 2011
We ponder: Does anyone think that Lebron James took time out of his busy All-Star Weekend activities to watch JR put up some massive mural pieces? Both JR and LBJ were in downtown Los Angeles working on their respective projects, so the thought may have crossed the NBA guy's mind. We digress. Time to get serious. Pictures of JR's murals after the jump . . .
Street Art // Thursday, January 20, 2011
Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams had his new documentary, Mr Bitchin', honored with a screening at Los Angeles' MOCA this past Sunday. The screening featured an introduction by new MOCA Director, Jeffrey Deitch, as well as friends and art colleagues in attendance as well. Pictures after the jump . . .
Street Art // Sunday, December 26, 2010
One of Juxtapoz' founders continues to have his film make the rounds for prestigious events. Jeffrey Deitch and the MOCA are showing Robert Williams' new documentary, Mr Bitchin, on January 16, 2011. The special presentation will also have a panel discussion with Mr. Williams, Mat Gleason, and other special guests.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 23, 2010
Our longtime contributing writer Roger Gastman (and one of the curators of the MOCA "Art In the Streets" exhibition next Spring) has a new book called Tools of Criminal Mischief that documents various tools of criminal mischief. As Roger puts it, "The danger, history, process, spray cans, magic markers, and the local styles are just a few parts of graffiti that I fixate on. Different aspects interest me at different times, but what always continues to excite me is the oddity - especially pedestrian graffiti and the strange pop-culture references." More after the jump. . .
Street Art // Thursday, December 09, 2010
We want to preface this post with the fact that we don't know the whole story, but it looks like Italian artist Blu, one of the rising talents in the international art world especially in terms of mural work, was invited by the MOCA to paint a large wall in conjunction with next Spring's major "Art In the Streets" exhibition. And right after Blu painted the piece in LA, it got buffed. More after the jump . . .