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…

1333 Minna Fall Line

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 03, 2008
1333 Minna has just redone their website and dropped their Fall 2008 collection of artist hats and accessories. For those of you not yet in the know, the 1333 Minna line for Goorin is crafted by an evolving alliance of artists and designers dedicated to creating a cosmopolitan style and aesthetic. The Fall collection features original works by Reyes, Steel, Retna, The Mac, Norm, Amanda Lynn, and Ewok. Just a few of the biggest names in the world of graffiti, that’s all. “This is the first season we are introducing our good friend Amanda Lynn who is the first female artist to join the Minna collective,” Jeff from 1333 Minna told Juxtapoz. What does that mean? That there are now purses and scarves in the collection for women! Peep some new looks from the 1333 Minna Fall 2008 lookbook here…

Royalty Art Show: The Seventh Letter at Magic

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 22, 2008
The Seventh Letter and Magic Tradeshow in association with Known Gallery and GuerillaOne present Royalty Art Show August 25 - August 27, 2008 in the South Hall, Upstairs Lobby of the massive yearly Las Vegas event, Magic. The Royalty Art Show will showcase new works from The Seventh Letter’s Retna, Revok, Saber, Push, Zeser, Reyes, Ewok, and Rime. Just a few of the biggest names in graff right now, that’s all. On top of all the new artwork on display, Royalty Art Show will also offer daily poster signings with members of The Seventh Letter Crew. Take a break from all the booths and check out the Royalty Art Show when you’re tired of walking around at Magic Tradeshow.

Boosted x Amanda Visell Phone Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Boosted today announced an exclusive content deal with Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Visell offering its youth wireless customers an opportunity to own and experience a piece of artwork from the renowned artist on their Boost Mobile phone, for a fraction of the high gallery fees. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with talented artists such as Amanda Visell, and are leading in our efforts to differentiate this high quality content,” said Jeff Park, director of business development for Boost Mobile. “We are developing an intensive experience on the web that is consistent with the quality of the artist’s work and enables Boost customers to experience such art in a meaningful way.” Taking art to the third screen and beyond, Boosted collaborates with and provides opportunities for leaders in the pop art space. Working with artists such as Claw Money, Madsteez, Jim Houser, Retna, Revok, Saber, George Thompson and now Amanda Visell, Boosted enhances the careers of their artists partners in areas previously untapped and provides an additional support art in their current initiatives and projects. Amanda Visell’s brand of cartoon fantasy has won her acclaim far and wide. In support of our artist partners initiativeswe are proud to announce that Amanda will be having an art show on June 21st from 7-10pm at M-Modern. Beginning later this month, Amanda Visell’s custom designed wallpapers will be available for purchase to Boost Mobile and SprintNextel customers directly from their Boost Mobile phone via Boost Wireless Web or at www.boostedmobile.com for an expected price of $1.99. Boost Mobile’s strategic alliance with artists, such as Amanda Visell, opens an opportunity for a wider audience to get acquainted with some of the country’s most sought after artists.

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