Street Art // Friday, September 05, 2014
This year's Nuart Plus program, a series of lectures, talks, and academic debates (okay, the debate is in a pub, and the academics get thrown out the window a few drinks in) have kicked off as the murals, street interventions, and installations are in progress at Nuart in Stavanger, Norway. The spirit of this year's academic portion, and the spirit of Nuart in general in 2014, is the battle of unsanctioned street art versus the ongoing, curated mural festivals popping up around the world.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 05, 2014
Florentijn Hofman, the man behind the giant rubber ducky that toured harbors around thet world, is back with a an equally huge hippopotamus that he recently floated down the river Thames. At 21 meters-long, "Hippopothames" was towed up the river from the royal docks where it was built to the south bank where it will take part in 30 days worth of events along the river.
Street Art // Thursday, September 04, 2014
We were trying to figure out the best way to kick off our coverage of Nuart 2014, as there has been a ton of progress in anticipation of the opening on September 6. Murals are getting finished, installations completed, but most importantly, we want to kick off by showing the epic 150m long supply ship that M-City painted... that has since been sent back out into the Norwegian seas.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Longtime friend and two-time Juxtapoz cover artist Jeff Soto was the latest to participate in Converse's Wall to Wall project and his mural in South Central Los Angeles is featured on our October 2014 issue.
Street Art // Thursday, August 28, 2014
July 2014 cover artist Shepard Fairey is on a bit of a world tour right now, doing murals like U2 does stadium shows. Last week, he finished a new mural at 161 Bowery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, titled "We Own the Future." Shepard and his team got it done in 3 days, and our new NYC photographer, Joe Russo, captured the process.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
LeBasse Projects opens 'Sky is the Limit,' an exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama in collaboration with Harbour City, Hong Kong. As part of a summer long program, Tomokazu Matsuyama will join the list of artists who have been invited to showcase their monumental works in Harbour City, Hong Kong, one of the largest business complexes in Asia. The list includes celebrated American artist KAWS, Japanese master Yayoi Kusama, Chinese artist Yue Minjun, as well as Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Geoff McFetridge just completed a mural at the historic West LA Courthouse skate spot. The mural is part of a greater project that reopened and repaired the spot, with Nike SB, local government and skaters working together to have it back open to public. Juxtapoz' Sam Graham went and snapped some shots this weekend. Public art, public space, skating... perfect. We asked Geoff to talk about the project, about both the mural and the skate spot itself, and in his own words, this is what he told us.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 18, 2014
Our good friend and contributor Henrik Haven has continued to document Urban Nation's Projects M/ in Berlin, most recently getting some behind the scenes coverage of PM/5, curated by Roland Henry and VNA Magazines. The project features a massive mural (and walls) by Eine and installations by Sickboy, Nick Walker, Xenz, Will barras, Mark Lyken, Pam Glew, Steff Plaetz, O TWO, SheOne and Ben Frost...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
"In Return invades the world of GIFs to the city of London with their latest project 'GIFs Go Wild'. They bring to the streets GIFs from artists like Dain Fagerholm and Davidope."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Remember being a rowdy young teenager, skating around where you know you weren’t allowed, thinking about stealing road signs and knocking down mailboxes? Of course both those things are illegal but what if those street signs were pieces of art and worth something more than just a hidden collection of felonies on your bedroom wall? Ryan McGinness has created just that congruently with New York City’s Department of Transportation in his new project Signs, 2014.