Art of the Moment: "Worn Out" by Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A stunning work has just been producing in Gaza by artist Iyad Sabbah, documenting and preserving the destruction of the neighborhood of Shuja’iyya during the recent conflict and the now homeless community that once lived there. As DesignBoom points out, Sabbah "has set a family of clay figures wandering away from the war-torn wreckage. The models that comprise ‘worn out’ seem almost mummified, as if completely consumed by the death and devastation surrounding them."

Rashid Johnson "Islands" @ David Kordanksy, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. The show runs through October 29, 2014.

Sandow Birk "American Qur’an" @ Koplin Del Rio, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
After the September 11 attacks, artist Sandow Birk was compelled to explore and understand Islam: What it is to be Muslim? And what does its sacred text, the Qur’an, represent? Then, Birk embarked on an ambitious and controversial 9-year project to create an illuminated version of the book. Now, Koplin Del Rio gallery proudly presents Sandow Birk: American Qur’an. On view September 13 – October 17, this will be the 7th and final show in the series.

This is Your Future: "Last Breath"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Some morning cheer for you. This is "Beakus (an animation studio in London) director Ping's graduation film, created at the Royal College of Art in 2012. An account of events when Yeuk Seng slowly grasps the fact that he has become a social outcast as a breathing person. Refusing to give in, he is now struggling to live in a city that he does not belong to anymore."

Tonight: Power & Glory: Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns @ Halsey Institute

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Halsey Institute ofContemporary Art celebrates its 30th Anniversary with an exhibition by Juxtapoz cover artist and friend Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns - two world-renowned artists, spanning two generations, both originally from South Carolina. The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns features new work by Shepard Fairey and a survey of prints from 1982 to 2012 by Jasper Johns. 

New Banksy Pieces in the UK

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
After the Banksy x BNE charity mess-up, and we admit, we were one of the many blogs that messed it up, its nice to see the UK street artist x performance artist x filmmaker x all around provocateur is back with a few new street pieces this past weekend. Taking on the topics of surveillance and our insatiable appetite for information, we are secretly hoping Apple is proud that it appears "Mobile Lovers" using an iPhone as opposed to a Droid. Just saying.

Emory Douglas, February 2011

Vault // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
In February 2011, we ran a special cover story on one of the most influential and renowned political poster artists in the United States, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas. Today we take a look back at that cover story, shot and covered so eloquently by Shaun Roberts, as one of our all-time favorite stories of the past two decades.

Banksy for the #WithSyria Campaign

Street Art // Friday, March 14, 2014
Amazingly, March 15 will mark the third anniversary of the ongoing Syria conflict, and groups from around the world are continuing various awareness campaigns for the citizens of Syria and demanded a stop to the bloodshed inside the country. In our world, the art world, Banksy has lent his iconic "Girl With the Red Balloon" for the #WithSyria awareness campaign.... 

Vietnam War Zippo Lighters

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
The Vietnam War remains a troubled part of American and world history causing all kinds of personal and political upsets. Coming across these custom engraved zippo lighters belonging to U.S. Army members in the war does not suggest anything different...  

Os Gemeos for Nelson Mandela

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As everyone surely knows by now, the world lost one of its most influential, iconic, and pwerful symbols of peace this past week with the passing of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela. We have seen a few art pieces in honor of Mandela, but in our world, Brazilian twins Os Gemeos recent post on their Instagram account is simple but strong tribute to the revolutionary. The piece was accompanied by a great quote... 
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