The Avant/Garde Diaries has done it again with a fantastic video that artistically documents the money portraits of Mark Wagner. The artist is masterful at arranging and re-arranging American dollars into elaborate portraits of politicians and famous works of art... this video does his work justice.
Well, you don't see this everyday. Artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs has taken discarded pennies (well, every penny gets discarded, doesn't it?) and painted the smallest of portraits, landscapes, and figurative paintings on the smallest of surfaces. Can't imagine you need a lot of oils for this.
Chad Person has made a bit of a career causing controversy and ruffling a few feathers with his political artwork, and here he has completed a series of collages created by rearranging US currency into the shapes of war machines. That tank is quite a great composition.
Nothing shows how our culture works more than having people reinterpret the $100 bill. We say this because we now know that people only care about facepaint, Darth Vader, Heath Ledger movies, and Monopoly games.
May 2014 - Issue #160
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.