Help Faith 47 Save & Protect Graffiti and Street Art in Cape Town, South Africa

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2009
Cape Town, South African graffiti and fine artist Faith47 (Juxtapoz #94) is always an advocate for the people and artists. She writes, “We are facing a new anti-graffiti by-law in Cape Town, which takes away the house owners rights to give permission for any artworks on their walls besides a house number.  The new, proposed graffiti by-law makes no distinction between vandalism and public art that is done with the permission of the owner of the property.”   “Please can you assist us in our efforts to amend this by-law by signing the petition and forwarding it on, as we need to present it to the council during the public participation process.”   “Thank you, here is the link and below are the details of the two points in the by-law that we would like to amend: www.petitiononline.com/art4all/petition.html”

Exclusive Interview with Brandi Milne

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2009
Brandi Milne, a self-taught artist from Anaheim California is no stranger to candy, clowns and funk music. Using fashion, music and childhood memories as her main pool of influence, she tends to favor beauty and aestheticism in her work as opposed to commenting on social issues or propaganda.   While she has worked with large companies such as Hurley and Gelaskins, she recently worked on a tee-shirt line that will debut in Wet Seal stores soon. Milne puts on her show Run, Rabbit, Run, at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles on April 10th. A show that is sure to be adorned with smiling popsicles, drizzling strawberries and fuzzy little bunnies, this show will be nothing less than a “sweet’ time.   Read our full-length interview with Brandi Milne.

Back Talk with Jeremyville

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2009
Now entering Jeremyville (Juxtapoz #96): a wonderfully colorful land inhabited by emotionally charged comic characters born from within the mind of its correspondingly named creator.   Sydney and NYC based Jeremyville is busier these days than ever with his massively popular characters, designs, apparel, comics, books, and more. Yeah, this guy seems to have a hand in a little bit of everything. And that’s just the way he likes it.   Jeremyville kindly answered our 20 Questions from his Australian studio. Read what’s on the mind of Jeremyville in 20 Questions with Jeremyville.

Fresh Paint 2 Takes Over Tel Aviv, Israel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Fresh Paint 2, Tel Aviv’s freshest contemporary art fair, wrapped up yesterday after four days of unprecedented success. Over 34 thousand visitors frequented the fair throughout its four-day stint—more than doubling the turn out of last year’s Fresh Paint 1. Israel’s leading contemporary art galleries presented the latest from their artists to a great response, but the main focus of the fair was to showcase the work of independent artists. 68 unrepresented painters, sculptors, photographers and video artists were chosen to exhibit their work by a panel of distinguished art professionals after a vigorous selection process. The complete story, along with photos, continues here…

A Star-Studded Debut of "Become a Microscope

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Why were Aaron Rose, Syd Garrison, The Date Farmers, Kanye West, Money Mark, and Lenny Mesina recently at LA’s Hammer Museum? To catch the debut of Become a Microscope – 90 Statements on Sister Corita, the innovative new short by Beautiful Losers director Aaron Rose (shown above with Lenny Mesina) with music by Money Mark and Becky Stark. The short was also featured alongside the World Premiere of PSST! 3 and two new NASA music videos. Needles to say, the evening attracted big names eager to be the first to catch the freshest in the world of film and music. See the night unfold in photos here…

Interview with Harry Kim, Filmmaker of "Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe"

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2009
“Harry Kim, director of Dirty Hands and David Choe's (Juxtapoz cover #72) longtime friend, is in San Francisco to attend the screening of his film at the Castro Theatre on Saturday night, and I caught up with him Friday morning at his hotel in Japantown,” writes Jeremy Hatch.   “He’s a great guy, always ready with a huge laugh, and for almost half an hour we talked about other things completely, starting with cars that can drive themselves ('If you die at the wheel,' he said, 'it'll just drive around the block making right turns'), which led to Ray Kurzweil, Kevin Kelly's One Machine concept, artificial intelligence, WALL-E, whether androids would form religious cults, and if they did, what would a robot god be like? (Also discussed: an albino hooker he met in the Congo, and why a jetpack would be ideal to search for living dinosaurs.) At some point we got around to discussing his film.   Read the entire interview with Harry Kim on Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe.

HUSH Sings a "Hymn to Beauty"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 11, 2009
UK-based artist Hush recently debuted his latest solo show, Hymn of Beauty. Hush's large-scale work has been described as a sensory assault of shape, color, and character. Inspired by the portrayal of the female form in art, the artist builds up and tears down layers of paint and images as he works, "letting the canvas and marks take their own path." The result is an enigmatic synthesis of anime, pop-infused imagery, graffiti, and graphic design that exposes the conflict between power and decay, innocence and sexuality, and the fusion of Eastern and Western culture. If you can’t make it out to see his new work in person, take a visual tour of the show through the lens of Arrested Motion and then see more of his work at www.studio-hush.com  

MSK X AWR: Send Lawyers, Guns, & Money Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2009
Augor, Aloy, Bert Krak, Dame, Ewok, Jersey Joe (Rime), Krush, Norm, Pose, Risk, Retna, Revok, Saber, Tyke (The Witness) and Zeser all got together for a dope showing of their studio work in an exhibit titled Send Lawyers, Guns, & Money at Canvas in Los Angeles. As predicted, the night cranked out a massive showing of fans, which many of the artists chatted, tagged, and hung out with. See it all go down in this video of the opening evening, and then peep the real artwork, on display now through the month.

Opening Night Insanity: Send Lawyers, Guns, & Money: AWR MSK Group Show

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2009
In case you didn’t make it out to the opening of the AWR / MSK group exhibit Send Lawyers, Guns, & Money this weekend at Canvas in Los Angeles, you missed out on a stellar night. No, make that an insane night, as crowds lined the block, eager for a chance to see the latest studio work from some of our favorite graffiti artists from The Seventh Letter, AWR, and MSK including featuring original works from Augor, Aloy, Bert Krak, Dame, Ewok, Jersey Joe (Rime), Krush, Norm, Pose, Risk, Retna, Revok, Saber, Tyke (The Witness) Zeser, and more. See the night’s debauchery documented in photos over here…   

Pose 2 x Chor Boogie Paint Dubai

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 26, 2009
In October 2008, Pose 2 and Chor Boogie painted a series of murals in Dubai. Despite the heat and humidity, they worked tirelessly and produced some of freshest walls the United Arab Emirates has seen. This particular mural was commissioned by MTV Arabia. Talk about art being used as a unifying tool!

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