Scion Installation 5 in Miami for Art Basel

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 23, 2008
This 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 will visit nine cities including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, as well as new spots Phoenix and Detroit. On Friday, December 5, the Installation tour opens in Miami during the world- renowned Art Basel, y’know the largest art event in North America. Participating artists include: Kelsey Brookes, Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez, J. Shea, French, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more.  This installment of the tour is going to be one of the bigger attractions at Art Basel, so do what you gots to do to get out to Miami in December. Details at scion.com/installation

Primary Flight: Back to Basics During Art Basel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Once again during this year’s Art Basel, graff writers and street artists will hit the Wynwood streets in Miami’s second installment of the internationally acclaimed, site specific, street level, mural installation Primary Flight. This year’s exhibition features 40 of today’s most respected local and international graffiti artists, including Blek le Rat (Juxtapoz #95) David Choe (Juxtapoz #72) Retna, Revok, Reyes (all in Juxtapoz #78) Will Barras (Juxtapoz #91) and many more! Graffiti has come a long way, from the back seats of police cars to gracing the walls of the world’s greatest collections and museums. Primary Flight’s original concept and purpose is to provide these artists with outdoor, concrete wall space, allowing them free reign to install their art as they see fit - back into graffiti’s original environment - in what is arguably its most appealing format. Curated by BOOKSIIII, Lynn Yohana Howard, Logan Hicks, and Anthony Spinello, Primary Flight will take off during Art Basel, December 4 – 7, 2008. Maps outlining the street installation will be available for download online at primaryflight.com and on location in the Wynwood streets.

Hand Screen-Printed Posters from 1333 Minna

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Aside from their fresh apparel and accessories, now you have yet another reason to love 1333 Minna: From now until Christmas, all 1333 Minna products bought off their website will include a free hand screen-printed poster (measuring 7" x 5") from the 1333 Minna team. In case you aren’t yet familiar with 1333 Minna, it’s a collective of artists including The Seventh Letter members Amanda Lynn, Norm, Reyes, Retna, Steel, The Mac, and more dedicated to bringing their unique artistic talents to the world of textile and fashion. So hit up www.1333minna.com and take a look at all their dope hats, scarves, bags, and purses, and delight in knowing your new purchase will arrive with a special poster from the cats that made it! Just consider it a holiday treat from your friends at 1333 Minna.

New RETNA Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2008
You know you’re big when even MySpace is covering your artwork. We’re talking about graf and fine artist RETNA, a cat we’ve admired and known for a while now. Watch this legend talk about his personal aesthetic as well as his work with The Seventh Letter (Juxtapoz #78)

Scion Installation Art Tour 5: Self Portraits

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2008
Because we’re nosey and impatient, we asked Patrick Martinez to send us over an advance look at his portrait for Scion’s fifth installment of its Installation Art Tour, titled Installation 5: Self Portraits. Obviously, the theme of this year’s tour is self-portraits, and Martinez really killed it with his rendition. Creating a self-portrait can pose a particularly unique challenge to an artist, but if the rest of the work in Installation 5: Self Portraits is anywhere near as dope as Martinez’ mixed media painting, we expect all of you to hit up the tour’s first stop tonight, October 4, 2008, in Detroit at C Pop Gallery. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world, including: Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez, J. Shea, French, Kelsey Brookes, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more. The tour will visit nine cities including: Detroit, Miami, Phoenix, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, San Jose, and Los Angeles. You’ve got nine chances; do what you gots to do to get to at least one. Details at scion.com/installation

The Latest by Mac in Holland

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2008
Mac, one of our favorite graffiti and street artists part of The Seventh Letter (Juxtapoz cover #78) recently sent us some new photos of his ill mural work in Holland. Mac's almost photorealistic depictions of ordinary people and his signature ethereal women have cropped up all over the globe, garnering him a well-deserved and loyal following. C'mon, that's aerosol. Who the hell gets that intricate and realistic with spraypaint!? Creating a bridge between the styles inherent in fine and street art, Mac is an artist that continuously pushes boundaries, creating a stir wherever he goes. Currently in Milan right now with fellow legend Retna, you can bet Mac has already left a few more mini-landmarks across Italy. In the mean time, peep some photos Mac sent us from Holland. More photos here.

"Installation 5: Self Portraits" from Scion

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2008
This October, Scion will launch the fifth installment of its Installation Art Tour, which is a program designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities including: Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Los Angeles. For the first time, the tour will also pass through the Detroit, Phoenix and Washington DC. This year each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme ‘Self-Portraits’. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Installation 5: Self Portraits will feature so many incredible artists, that we suggest you see the entire line-up right over here…

El Mac Gets Up in Amsterdam

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 16, 2008
El Mac, one of our favorite graffiti and street artists part of The Seventh Letter (Juxtapoz cover #78) recently got one of his infamous murals up in Holland, where he is currently taking part in Streetlab in Amsterdam. If you’re not yet familiar with this legend’s work, you should be. “Mac has gained increasing notoriety for his almost photorealistic depictions of both ordinary people and ethereal women, in a style that is uniquely his own. Mac's intricate brushwork styles have also gained attention, while some of his murals have become mini-landmarks,” states TSL website. Bridging a gap between the styles of fine and street art, El Mac is an artist that continuously pushes boundaries, creating revolutionary pieces all over the globe. “I’m going to meet up with Retna in Milan next week,” he told Juxtapoz. We can’t wait to see what those cats get into over in Italy! In the mean time, check out more of El Mac’s work at www.elmac.net and a few more flicks he sent our way here…

Photos: Retna, Saber, Revok, and Ewok Live Painting

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2008
If you were lucky enough to make it out to catch Retna, Saber, Ewok, and Revok (Juxtapoz #78) painting live for Boost Mobile in Boston this weekend, you know these graffiti legends killed it. And if you couldn’t make it to Boston, well…now you know it was dope and you missed it. To prove it, peep some event photos we snagged here…

Live Painting with Retna, Revok, Saber & Ewok

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 05, 2008
Some of the most talented graffiti artists in the game will be painting live today, Saturday September 6th from noon to 4pm at Karmaloop in Boston. Boost Mobile is sending members of their artist collaboration, infamous graffiti artists Retna, Saber (work shown,) Revok, and Ewok (Juxtapoz #78) to give a live painting demonstration at the front of the Newbury Street store. The four artists will be giving away and signing posters during the event. In addition, there will be a reception and the DJ stylings of Red Foxx. We’re already on our way, so hurry up and catch these legends in action. Learn more on Retna, Revok, Saber, and Ewok right here…

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