Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Cruel Summer, a group exhibition curated by collector, graffiti historian, Juxtappoz contributor, and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman. "The summer of 1984 was awesome. The space shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage, Apple released the Macintosh personal computer, the Olympics rallied the world together and Karate Kid was the hit film featuring the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama. The song and its video of three gorgeous young women roaming the streets of New York City inspired this show."
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
For the past few weeks, we have been gong into the vaults to show you some of the history of the artists that were partcipating in "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" that is happening through August 3 in Chicago. Today, we have shots from yesterday's opening, along with the final looks of the four murals painted near Lollapolooza by Cleon Peterson, Shepard Fairey, Retna, and Pose.
Graffiti // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
In the past few years, with the influence of people like Revok exposing the possibilities the city offers, Detroit has become a spray-painting destination for domestic and international writers. The city is everything you would expect (rundown, dilapidated, dangerous, etc), but also has amazing resources available and is having a rebirth of creativity in many ways. In this new video produced by MOCA, Revok and Pose share their thoughts and enthusiasm on Detroit, all while painting two massive Nekst tribute pieces on the exterior of the MOCAD with the help of others.
Graffiti // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Take two pieces, dice them up and re-arrange them. Toa degree that is what happened on this wall with Pose and Omens.
Graffiti // Saturday, July 06, 2013
Last week in New York, Jonathan Levine gallery presented an exhibition featuring new work from Revok and Pose titled Uphill Both Ways. This new video by Sam Lipman-Stern catches up with the two artists as they explain the similarities in their creative process and their inspiration for this exhibition. Uphill Both Ways will be on display throughl July 27, 2013
Graffiti // Monday, July 01, 2013
After a week of painting in the night to avoid the grueling New York sun and heat, Revok and Pose have completed the large famed Bowery wall with assistance from Trav, Vizie, Omens, and Rime. Bursting with vibrant color, the collage-styled piece contains a number of words, characters, and designs, creating an onslaught of visual imagery. Many writers’ names who have passed can be found on the wall including Donde, Nekst, Sace, Rammellzee, Iz the Wiz, Ayer, and even a Skeme quote from the influential movie, Style Wars. To see it in person, head down to Bowery and Houston in Manhattan, New York. We doubt you will miss it.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Three artists, two shows, opening this Saturday night, June 29, in NYC at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. First, friend of the magazine, Roger Gastman, is curating Uphill Both Ways, featuring new works from Pose and Revok. Next, Brett Amory will open Twenty-four in New York, featuring a brand new series of paintings from the SF-based artist's time spent in NYC.
Graffiti // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
As part of the LRG Artist Driven series, Pose traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa for the City of Gold Festival and painted three walls all in a completely different style. Nekst gets some ups in Joburg!
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by Known Gallery for “Hello Kitty, Hello Art” a one-day pop-up event. The gallery was filled with a new collection of Sanrio-inspired art featuring over 30 new paintings by graffiti artist POSE, custom chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, a neon installation by RISK and new works by 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey and Simone Legno — all incorporating a rainbow of Sanrio characters.