What's The Time?: Todd "REAS" James for "The Skills to Pay the Bills"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Our Beastie Boys issue is now out in the world, and today we look at the contributions of Todd James, known sometimes as REAS, to the BBoys canon. James created a few animations and graphic works for the Beasties, including the Dusted Elephant. He also created the animated sequence for the 1992 B-side, "The Skills to Pay the Bills." 

"World Domination": Todd James @ Lazarides

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 01, 2013
Former Juxtapoz Magazine cover artist Todd James (aka Reas) will be exhibiting a new collection of acrylic paintings at Lazarides Galleries in London. Part of his iconic Somali Pirates series, the New York-based artist's paintings depict pirates, often in headgear and masks, brandishing AK-47s and performing a range of quotidian activities.

New Prints Editions from V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 13, 2012
In conjunction with V1 Gallery's 10 year anniversary show, Tonight We Won't Be Bored, the Copenhagen-based gallery just released a series of editions that include Todd James, Richard Colman, Anika Lori, Andrè Saraiva (Mr A), Geoff McFetridge, and HuskMItNavn (Remember My Name). To us, V1 has one of the best programs of any of the galleries we cover, and we want to say congrats on 10 years of showing great artists, and here's to 10 more!

Todd "REAS" James' "Vandal's Bedroom" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As part of Todd James' newest exhibition at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Free To Be You & Me, James recreated his now famed creation from MOCA's Art In the Streets and Street Market, the Vandal's Bedroom. Today, we take a closer look at the installation. 

Opening: Todd James "Free To Be You & Me" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
No question, there aren't many artists that pique our interest quite like Todd "REAS" James. For the past few years, his technicolor portraits of cartoon modern day pirates and contraband, with no expression and done in a flat, abstract style, are a nice counter-balance to the millions of images we see on news networks depicting contemporary warfare. James just opened Free To Be You & Me at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen...

Preview: Todd James "Free To Be You & Me" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
V1 Gallery is proud to present Free To Be You & Me a solo exhibition by Todd James. The exhibition opens tonight, October 5 at the gallery's Copenhagen space. Luminous colored Somali pirates, smoking cigarettes as the sun sets, drinking tea, making hostage demands on satellite phones, brandishing AK 47’s and rocket propelled grenades populate Todd James new body of work.

Stendhal Syndrome Group Show

Graffiti // Friday, May 25, 2012
“Stendhal Syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that can cause rapid heartbeat, dizziness and hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art. Usually this condition occurs when the art is especially beautiful, or if a large amount of art are gathered in one place. What happens if you give ten of the modern graffiti art's foremost practitioners free to interpret this concept in a large turn of the century apartment in Stockholm?”

Reas Sketches

Graffiti // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Great photo of a Reas installation containing a massive amount of sketches.

A whole lot of Sketches and Doodles...

Graffiti // Friday, March 02, 2012
Todd James who also goes by the graffiti name, Reas, opened his new exhibit "King Of The Wild Frontier" last night at Gering Lopez Gallery in New York.  We like what he did hear with this bedroom installation!  

Todd James "King Of the Wild Frontier" @ Gering & Lopez, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Todd "REAS" James, recently part of our Graffiti Spotlight and his August 2008 cover in our Top 25 Covers list, will be opening a solo show, King of the Wild Frontier, at NYC's Gering & Lopez Gallery on March 1, 2012. The exhibition will present two new bodies of work: canvases depicting James' familiar Somali pirate series and a recreation of the Vandal's Bedroom that was so essential to the Street Market installation at MOCAs' Art In the Streets.
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