Erotica // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Born in 1928 in New York, artist John Wesley received his BFA from UCLA in 1950. Wesley's minimal range of colors and cartoon-like line work led him to be placed in the pop-art category in the 1960s. This series of works focuses on his subject's range of fleshy tones, again keeping a simple color palate of complimentary blue and yellow backgrounds. We found a great description of Wesley as a Pop Artist and Erotic Surrealist. We can go with that.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Gitman Brothers and Opening Ceremony have done some great collaborations in the past few years, taking the classic silhouette from Gitman and transforming them into some more bugged-out art pieces you can wear. OC and Gitman have just released a literal art you can wear collection, a shirt and short combo featuring the work of Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein. Get them now.
Music // Friday, August 16, 2013
This morning we take a look at some of our favorite covers from "Groove Is In the Art," an archive celebrating "an era when psychadelic graphics and pop art met the mainstream on instrumental and classical album covers in an explosion of line art and color."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In our continuing coverage of the Friends Of campaign and Rio's leading art and technology school, Spectaculu, we take our attention away from the established talents of Vik Muniz, Mark Bradford, Carlos Saldanha, and Campana Designs and focus on the up-and-coming talents of student Juliana Xavier Rusino. The students from "Friends of..." program designed T-shirts, and Juliana's standout design features an Afro-Brazilian version of Marilyn Monroe.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Carl Ostendarp's paintings were once described by art critic Jerry Saltz as a hypothetical collaborative art production by Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat, Jules Olitski, and Roy LIchtenstein, and we couldn't agree more. These playful paintings evoke a range of visual cues from cartoons to high art minimalism...
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
Well, it is Labor Day, so we are relaxing and having fun. We recently came across this collection of amazing tattoos inspired by children's movies -- what better way to pay tribute to those movies you spent worshiping during your formative years than get them permanently inked on your body?
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
It was bound to happen. The world's largest soup company, Campbell's, is set to release (at Target no less) limited-edition Andy Warhol inspired soup cans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Warhol's infamous Campbell's soup can art. Warhols' seminal 32 Campbell's Soup Cans remains his most iconic work, and while you go to buy bulk product remanufactured as hip mass commercialism (Target), you can have a slice of... limited-editioned soup. Use only in earthquake emergencies.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
What we first thought was just hypercolored madness over photographs turned out to be one vibrant mix of hyperreal portrait work mixed with flashes of pop art touches. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Nathan James spent much of his life in the Toronto area before moving to London, UK where he currently lives and works.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 12, 2011
The design team of Delphine Buhro and Michael Dreher put together an interesting design throughout the Goldman 25Hours Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany, but nothing is more odd than a men's bathroom where you let yourself go into a faux-Rolling Stones/Pop Art mouth. It would be weird. But kind of fun.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 17, 2011
You are likely familiar with Roy Lichtenstein's work, Lichtenstein being one of the most influential pop artist alongside Warhol. During the early and mid 1990's, he produced a variety of interior spaces that are rendered in his trademark, comic book-inspired style.