Erotica // Thursday, February 12, 2015
In a brief golden span between 1967 and 1972, the sexual revolution collided with recreational drug exploration to create "psychedelic sex." While the baby boomers blew their minds and danced naked in the streets, men’s magazine publishers attempted to visually recreate the wonders of LSD, project them on a canvas of nubile hippie flesh, and dish it up to men dying for a taste of free love.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 08, 2015
Maybe you have picked up the February 2015 issue at your neighborhood magazine rack, or got your subscription copy in the mail. And if you did, you saw our feature on NYC-based artist Sam Friedman. And you know that its good. Well, as luck would have it, Sam has a solo show, "Happy Place," opening at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on January 15, 2015. We have a few looks from the show for you today, plus a little press release info for those of you who will make it out to the show.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 07, 2015
We are trying to rush through Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice" book right now so we can go check out director Paul Thomas Anderson's take on the film that releases nationwide January 9, 2015. We were lucky enough, along with Slow Culture and the Ace Hotel, to be part of a special art show, "Contemporary Psychedelic," that featured art inspired by the film that opened at the Downtown LA Ace Hotel this week. Here are some photos from the opening!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We wish we were in Tokyo this month! That way we could see Japanese psychedelic master Keiichi Tanaami's new show, "Cherry Blossoms Falling in the Evening Gloom" at Nanzuka. If you remember correctly, Tanaami was featured in our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book. His newest show will feature both sculptural works and large canvas paintings.
Music // Thursday, August 14, 2014
Flying Lotus is a huge favorite in the Juxtapoz office, and it seems like the Southern California-based musician has always emphaszied a great deal on his companion artwork for all the music he makes. OnOctober 6/7, Warp Records will release "You're Dead!", the new LP from Flying Lotus featuring Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa and more. FlyLo previews the album with a psychedelic journey, a "shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife." As he notes, "The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning...". Let's get there.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
"Leo Eguiarte is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist. Holographic conjuration is a visual metaphor for the illusionary state we as people are subjected to by our material desires. The work addresses issues of perceived power and its consolidation by a selected minority, the psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural effects of which are visible on both micro and macro levels..."
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 16, 2014
Published in 1986 in Weirdo #17, R. Crumb illustrated sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick's now famous religious experience, a hallucinatory spiritual "exegesis" in which he believed he encountered a God-like presence. If you are new to R. Crumb, we suggest you check out one of his fantastic anthologies. If you're new to Philip K. Dick, you're probably not. His books have been adapted into classic films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, and Minority Report.
Illustration // Monday, May 05, 2014
These detailed psychedelic pen drawings come from French artist Arnaud Loumeau. His vibrant pieces are created with extreme precision yet they are strikingly effortless in appearance...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
French artist Miguel Chevalier took over the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco with an interactive light display spread out across the floor in a piece title "Magic Carpets." The result is a transforming pool of light and color, and psychedelic and mesmerizing biology science experiment. Watch the video.
Music // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Leif Podhajsky has been one of our favorite art directors and artists for music album covers in recent years, having worked with Foals, Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Grimes, Mount Kimble, and Youth Lagoon amongst others. Leif does the new wave psychedelia very well, combining photography and collage in a way that seems both futuristic and vintage. Leif just did the packaging and cover design for Kelis' new LP, "Food," and the accompanying singles.