Opinion: What an Auction Means to the Artists

Street Art // Monday, October 29, 2012
Tonight, October 29, 2012, Bonhams is hosting the first ever Los Angeles Urban Art auction. The artwork is sourced from owners who go into a consignment agreement with Bonhams. Once the piece is auctioned off, Bonhams and the previous owner share the profit. Auctions have been a part of the overall art market for a long time and some feel they are just a necessary aspect of the business...

Feature: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Ron English

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
In conjunction with Shepard Fairey opening a new exhibition, Sound & Vision, at Stolenspace in London tonight (and officially, Saturday, October 20), we wanted to publish our recent feature on Shepard from our current November 2012 Politics & Art issue. In conversation with Ron English at the end of August, the interview is a candid talk from two artists who have helped shape a dialgoue of modern politics and art, and have helped foster contemporary street art.

Shepard Fairey for InkCards

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 18, 2012
With the upcoming election less than a month away, November 2012 feature artist Shepard Fairey (not to mention an artist set to open a new show in London this Friday, October 19) teamed up with InkCards and created a postcard you can mail for free to friends and family to just simply remind them to vote.

The Political Works of Dignidad Rebelde

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In his interview in the November 2012 Political Art issue of Juxtapoz, Ernesto Yerena Montejano introduced us to the work of two important political artists in the Bay Area. Ernesto tells us, "It is impossible to talk about contemporary political art without mentioning the talented and artistically prolific duo/couple by the name of Dignidad Rebelde."

Vegetable Weapons by Tsuyoshi Ozawa @ Misa Shin, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Tsuyoshi Ozawa is known as an artist with insight into history and society, yet his method of expression is humorous and full of wit. The exhibition also includes Vegetable Weapon, a series of photographs of women holding guns made from vegetables. The projects have been carried out in different cities world wide, addressing the stupidity of war and violence.

Issue Preview: November 2012 Art & Politics curated by Ron English

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2012
'Tis the season. No, we don't mean holiday cheer, we mean the Political Season, a time of undecideds, debates, and campaign trails. Juxtapoz is in a similar mood, and we brought legendary fine artist and political satirist Ron English to our November 2012 issue to have him curate our special examination of Politics & Art in 2012.

Wounds: A Photography Series by JABER AL AZMEH

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
Born in Damascus in 1973, Jaber Al Azmeh received his BFA in Visual Communications at Damascus University. He had his first solo exhibition titled Metaphors in 2009 at Atassi Gallery, Damascus, followed by Green Art Gallery, Dubai, where he also exhibited Traces in 2011. This series is called Wounds.

Saber: #DefendTheArts Over the New York City Video

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
As we announced on the site this past week, former Juxtapoz cover artist SABER was going to take to the skies (much like he did in protest to the public art moratorium in LA last year) to protest Mitt Romney's claim to eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected. And take to the skies SABER did, over NYC this weekend...

Saber #DefendTheArts Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
As we wrote on the site already, Saber is returning to the skies and his skywriting project, this time in response to Mitt Romney, who stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected. After receiving donations, Saber is set to take to the skies above an American city on September 22 or 23, much like he did in LA in response to a mural moratorium. We got involved then, and we are involved now. 

Saber: #DefendTheArts Skywriting Campaign Donation

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Here in the Juxtapoz office, we are getting into the political mood as we just completed our November 2012 Politics issue. (Curated by Ron English, get ready). Just as we were finishing, LA graffiti legend and proponent of public art, Saber, contacted us about a new campaign he was working on: #DefendTheArts. Saber is building a community for a skywriting campaign to illuminate Mitt Romney's declaration that he will eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected.

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