Public Sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn

Street Art // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Lorenzo Quinn is the son of two-times Academy Award winning actor for best supporting role, Anthony Quinn, and is an internationally renowned sculptor and former actor. He is continuously working on a range of creative projects but is most known for his large public sculptures made of bronze, steel, aluminum, polyurethane, and various other materials.

Preview: Os Gemeos "The Moon Opera" @ Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
With the World Cup now at the knockout stages, with Brazil as the host with a strong showing, one of Brazil's most influential and renowned artists, Os Gemeos, will open a special large scale exhibition, "The Moon Opera," at Galeria Fortes Vilaca in Sao Paulo on Sunday, June 29. 

James "DALEK" Marshall Paints Murals @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
We have been really excited about James Marshall, aka Dalek's new work he has been posting on his Instagram over the past few months. One project that stood out were the commissioned murals that Dalek completed at The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) in conjunction with the Scottsdale Public Art Commission. One of the best parts of this curation is not only does Dalek's electric work fit perfectly in the setting, but brings together contemporary muralism from one of the better artists that should be on every museum radar.

In Pictures: 27th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The annual Houston Art Car Parade started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals over a quarter century and has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston all year, drawing an estimated crowd of over 300,000 on parade day. This year the Houston Art Car Parade showcased over 250 entries – almost half of which have never participated in the parade before...

Watch: Kara Walker "A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
This episode provides an in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Seated in her Manhattan studio, Walker explains how the molasses-covered space, along with her extensive research into the history of sugar, inspired her to create a colossal sugar-coated sphinx, as well as a series of life-sized, sugar and resin boy figurines. A team of artists and fabricators are shown constructing and coating the sphinx, which, as Walker says, gains its power by "upsetting expectations, one after the other." 

The Work of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Street Art // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is a Cuban-born artist who grew up in New Jersey. In college, he bacame active in the street art scene and helped found artist collectives whose focus lay in attacking billboards and utilizing guerrilla tactics to make their anti-corporate messages and frustrations known. His Identity series is composed of gigantic charcoal portraits of anonymous people scaling the walls of buildings in different cities around the world. These drawings question the controls imposed on public space, the role models that represent us and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory.

Os Gemeos Paints the Brazilian National Team's Plane

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 26, 2014
Os Gêmeos just finished painting the Brazilian national team's plane for the World Cup this year. The plane will take the team around the country this summer and to each of their games. The brothers will be opening a solo show at Galeria Fortes VIlaca on June 29th, 2014.

Watch: Banksy "Artist in Residence" Video for Webby Awards

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
To accept his 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, Banksy made this video about his Residency in New York City. Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it reminded us of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans. 

Tender Moments In Public Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 09, 2014
Jana & Js, the street art duo based in Austria, paint people enclosed in circles based on their personal photographic work. These delicate detailed stencils range in size are usually found in European’s urban centers.

Live Outside SF: An Interview with Amanda Lynn and Lady Mags

Street Art // Thursday, May 01, 2014
One certainty, if I could be so bold, is the proclamation that Public Art makes cities better. It's a simple formula, one that Juxtapoz has declared a necessity for years, had dedicated an entire issue to, and has documented and participated in over the last decade. Public Art programs make people happy. We aren't talking about expensive forays bringing international artists to your city lending a stunning sculpture to your waterfront views...

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