Street Art // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Our May cover artist, Kenny Scharf, was apparently arrested for what over the last 30 years he has become well-known for, spray painting. Apparently the artist was arrested in Bushwick, Brooklyn while painting one of his signature snakes and apparently as Art Sucks reports, while in custody cops were googling him and requesting autographs. "Cops who arrested me were fans and wanted to talk about exit through the gift shop and even liked the tag. At the first holding cell in Williamsburg (there were only 5 people in the cell) the police were googling me and asking about things like the tunnel nightclub." He continued on in saying “I was in there 30 years ago and im sorry to say its much worse now. Kind of like hell.”
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of New York-based artist Bill Norrby. Before moving to New York to pursue a career as a painter Bill worked for several years in the video game industry. He has been featured in galleries and annuals such as Spectrum, 3x3, and Society of Illustrators.
Graffiti // Monday, April 22, 2013
How do you fit three names on one side of a box truck? A little ingenuity, blending, and overlapping .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We are really enjoying New York-based artist Ian Davis' paintings this morning. Reminding us of some sort of totalitarian, communist propaganda, Davis' work focuses on "maleness, whose omnipresence, ineffectiveness and herd instinct he conjures up in small identical figures..."
Music // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Cat Power's simple but nicely done music video for her song Manhattan makes us miss New York. Directed by Greg Hunt, the video features Cat hanging out and wandering around the city...
Graffiti // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
VFR, VEEFER, or VFRESH is a recognizable and legendary name amongst graffiti circles in New York and beyond. Painting in abundance in the early 90’s and on, VFR has gained a certain type of underground praise that many writers aspire for. Laying low for some time, he has resurfaced to offer 100 canvases each priced at a highly affordable $100. aNYthing store will be hosting this special exhibition entitled “Pieces of History from the Future” and will also offer a limited run of 100 t-shirts from VFR. Highly recommended. Go!
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
Titled Pisces, this sculpture from New York-based artist Jason Hackenworth is his interpretation fo the legend of Aphrodite and Eros and is installed at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The sculpture is made from 10,000 balloons, taking three people six days to blow up!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
New York-based ineradtive artist and software developer Daniel Rozin creates installations and sculptures that have a unique ability to change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer. His 'mirrors' are made of everything from wood, trash, metal, plastic, and even fans. Watch two videos and view images after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
We are enjoying the work of New York-based multi-disciplinary artist Saiman Chow. Throughout his career Saiman has collaborated with Yo Gabba Gabba, Converse, Diesel, Adidas, Nike, the New York Times and many others. He immigrated to the US from Hong Kong as a teenager and studied illustration at Art Center College of Design.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings Iranian-American artist Tala Madani. Her portraits of Middle Eastern men are provocative and humorous commentaries on cultural and sexual identity. The scenes in her work "play out fictive rituals of a deviant, distinctly female imagination: prayer gatherings twisted into homosexual orgies, birthday parties targeted for terrorist attack, and tattoos and body hair plucking construed as the latest in ultra-macho beauty makeovers."