Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 05, 2011
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has spoken out in defense of Ai Weiwei, as the Mayor was speaking at the NYC Plaza Hotel Wednesday to open a public art installation by the detained Chinese artist Ai. Bloomberg went as far as to say the Chinese governement "do not value and protect free speech."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
We wrote last year that we felt Matthew Palladino was one of the more exciting and emerging artists to come out of San Francisco, and the artist will be exhibiting at New York City's Fredericks & Freiser Gallery 2 starting this Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 02, 2011
In late 2010, Ian "Kid Zoom" Strange had a major impact in the art world with his solo show, This City Will Eat Me Alive, at NYC's Opera Gallery. Ron English calling Kid Zoom, a "Rembrandt with a spray can," was an endorsement that many couldn't help but notice. Juxtapoz contributor Noel Nocciolo interviews the Australian-born artist.
Street Art // Sunday, May 01, 2011
Juxtapoz contributor Alexander Klein sent us this gem he spotted of a note left at the Union Square L-Stop in NYC. Sometimes street art can just be a little reminder that indeed, yes, Rick Ross is the boss.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 28, 2011
Winnipeg-based fine artist, Neil Farber, has a solo exhibition, Slugging, currently showing at Edward Thorp Gallery in NYC. We personally have been fans of Farber's work since he was a founding member of The Royal Art Lodge, an artist collective based in Winnipeg with Michael Dumontier and Marcel Dzama.
Graffiti // Monday, April 25, 2011
Former Juxtapoz cover artist and legendary Los Angeles graffiti artist and ambassador, Saber, is set to open a solo show at Opera Gallery in New York City next month called "The American Graffiti Artist." On the eve of the opening Willie T captured Saber in a trailer for the exhibition . . .
Street Art // Monday, April 18, 2011
Obviously, the legendary names and artists of New York City were a big part of the story at MOCA's "Art In the Streets," with Futura, Martha Cooper, Blade, Henry Chalfant, Fab 5 Freddy, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Crash, and Freedom having major spaces in the Geffen building, as well as younger talents that later emerged like Dash Snow. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Our NYC correspondent, Brock Fetch, headed over to Pantheon: A History of Art From the Streets of NYC at the former Donnell Library across from MoMA in Manhattan. Over 33 graffiti writers and street artists united to reclaim the former Donnell Library as a "repository of visual information on the growing world-wide phenomenon of street art, presenting an art historical timeline that is a part of New York City's unique legacy." More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Longtime supporter of the art, agnès b, opened a new boutique in Manhattan at 50 Howard Street, featuring a gallery that is currently housing works by Rostarr, Young Kim, Ryan McGinness, Harmony Korine, Ryan McGinley, José Parla, BÄST, David Ellis, Louise Bourgeois and Jonas Mekas. More information after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Last month, we wrote about famed and controversial Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei, opening his “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” exhibition in NYC at the Pulitzer Fountain on May 2, 2011. That was before Ai Weiwei was detained by Chinese authorities on Sunday, with his current whereabouts unknown. But the organizers behind the exhibition in NYC say the show will go on, with our without Mr. Ai. More after the jump . . .