"Memento Mori" by Mac x Retna

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 13, 2009
Mac just sent us some flicks of his brand new collaboration with Retna (Juxtapoz #78). The artist tells us, “This is a mural Retna and I just painted in Los Angeles called Memento Mori. This is a Latin phrase meaning ‘be mindful of death’ and can be translated as ‘remember that you are mortal’ or ‘remember that you must die. That could seem a little grim, but the point is really to encourage us to properly value and make the most of our time here.” Word. 

Scion Installation Five: Self-Portraits To Come to Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour will arrive in Minneapolis, MN on April 3rd on the heels of a successful tour stop in Phoenix, AZ. The opening reception will take place April 3rd from 7pm – 11pm at Rogue Buddha Gallery (owned by Nicholas Harper who is one of Installation’s featured artists). Artists J.Shea, Codak and Eye One will be in attendance along with music provided by DJs Jonathan Ackerman and Millions Billions.  

RETNA Designs New Album Cover for "The Carter Family Reunion"

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2009
RETNA (Juxtapoz #78) just designed this album cover with Mike Reese for Houston based, now LA residing hip hop artist Carter on his new album, The Carter Family Reunion. Sick. RETNA just never stops. See more form RETNA at www.digitalretna.com

RETNA Gets Up in Venice

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2009
The ever-busy RETNA (Juxtapoz #78) got a new mural up on Brooks and Pacific in Venice Beach in sunny Southern California. Not surprisingly, a small crowd gathered to watch the master at work.   

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…   

Back Talk with REVOK

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 24, 2009
REVOK may seem intimidating, but one look at this hilarious photo and it’s clear that (1) REVOK is awesome (2) he’s a sweetheart and (3) you need to learn more about him.   Naturally we anticipated your desire to get to know one of the most elusive, famed, and respected graffiti artists the world has to offer, so we got him to share his dirty lil secrets by answering our Back Talk Questions.   Okay, not all his secrets are dirty, but he does spill details about how he dodged getting caught by LA’s finest while working on a piece one crazy night. See what we’re talking about by reading Back Talk with REVOK below.

Send Lawyers, Guns, & Money: AWR MSK Group Exhibit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Lawyers, guns, and money. Sounds like some shit is going down. Luckily, it’s an upcoming AWR and MSK group art show at Canvas, featuring original works from Augor, Aloy, Bert Krak, Dame, Ewok, Jersey Joe (Rime), Krush, Norm, Pose, Risk, Retna, Revok (shown working on the collaborative print, left, that will be released at the opening) Saber, Tyke (The Witness) Zeser, and more. It all goes down next Saturday, February 28th, 2009. See these graff masters in a setting other than the street. They may be the sickets artists in the concrete jungle, but they can also kill it in a studio setting. See what they have to offer and hit up Canvas LA next weekend. And remember to send some lawyers, guns, and money while you’re at it. Someone always needs a lawyer and money is also nice.

Installation 5: Self Portraits Comes to Phoenix

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 02, 2009
Last October saw the launch of Scion’s fifth Installation Art Tour, giving exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and visits nine cities including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, as well as new spots Phoenix and Detroit. Now the show is ready for it's next stop on February 6th at Perihelion Arts in Phoenix. Participating artists include: Kelsey Brookes, Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez (whose portrait is shown), J. Shea, French, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more.  This installment of the tour is sure to be crackin, as Phoenix will welcome the tour for the very first time, so do what you gots to do to get out to Phoenix next week. Details at scion.com/installation

Spring 2009 Line from 1333 Minna

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 29, 2009
As of this morning, the cats at 1333 Minna have released their Spring 2009 collection, and with it some of the sickest hats we have seen on the market. This season features original works by Seventh Letter members Reyes, Steel, Ewok, Retna, Amanda Lynn, Norm and Belsky. For Spring, they have introduced the new classic fedora shapes in fine straw with custom woven hatbands and linings. Of course, they don’t stop there. 1333 Minna also offers a line of accessories, including bags, scarves, belts, and more. Looking fly never was so easy, so hit up their site now: www.1333minna.com. You’ll be happy you did.

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