Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
My wife Deb and I just got back from a week in Cuba, touring the 12th Havana Biennial Art Exhibition with a group of "art professionals" from the U.S. This year the theme was, "Between the Idea and Experience." Indeed!. I'd never been to Cuba, but it's always been on my mind—at least since 1959. Both my parents were socialists (to say the least about the most), and union organizers in New York City. I'm what is, sometimes affectionately (sometimes not so much), called a "red diaper baby." And I love Afro Cuban music to death. To put those two concepts together for you, Ry Cooder once told me, "Robbie, you have to go to Cuba for the music and to breathe non-capitalist air." He might as well have added, "Before it's too late." (At least for that air.)
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2012
'Tis the season. No, we don't mean holiday cheer, we mean the Political Season, a time of undecideds, debates, and campaign trails. Juxtapoz is in a similar mood, and we brought legendary fine artist and political satirist Ron English to our November 2012 issue to have him curate our special examination of Politics & Art in 2012.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
We have the honor to include legend of political and street art, Robbie Conal, in our upcoming Politics & Art Issue, curated by Ron English, hitting newsstands in the coming weeks. What perfect timing; last week we made it to Conal's opening of works at Roseark in West Hollywood.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 16, 2012
You know you have become part of the pop-culture lexicon when you have made it onto "The Simpsons." This March 4, 2012, street art staples Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal will all be appearing on the venerable sitcom, in an episode cleverly titled, “Exit Though The Kwik-E-Mart." Hey, Banksy already did the Simpsons opener, let's bring some other street art heavyweights onto the scene.