"Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery—The Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
And finally, the art. We are so proud of all the artwork that is on exhibit in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through June 14, 2014. It blows our mind that we are now two decades old, but what is even more amazing are all the artists that have been in our pages over those years. Their works tell the story, create the chance to document alternative art narratives, bring out the fans, bring out the collectors, and keep the creative energy of Juxtapoz alive. Here, then, is all the art in "Art Truancy."

Jonathan LeVine & Carlo McCormick talk "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine"

Vault // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
On Thursday May 15 through June 14, 2014, Juxtapoz and Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be showcasing a special group exhibiition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," at both LeVine spaces in New York City. The show's curation features a wide-range of cover artists and emerging talent that has spanned the two decades of Juxtapoz, including Robert Williams, Swoon, Dr Lakra, Conor Harrington, Camille Rose Garcia, Revok, Parra, Doze Green, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Shepard Fairey, Grotesk... the list goes on. In conjunction with the show, we had art critic Carlo McCormick sit down with old friend Jonathan LeVine to discuss Juxtapoz' past, present, future, and how the East Coast helped shape the magazine's trajectory.

Art Truancy—20 Years of Cover Artists

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
On May 15, 2014, Juxtapoz and Jonathan LeVine Gallery will open "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," a group exhibition at both of LeVine's spaces at 557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan. The exhibition features a wide-range of cover artists and featured artists from over the past 20 years, and today we have a look at some of the covers from artists in the show. From Robert Williams to Grotesk, Mark Ryden to Swoon, here is a bit of a history lesson to catch up on, or reminisce over.

“Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends” @ CSU Fullerton, Begovich Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
This Saturday, April 12th Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends opens at CSU Fullerton's Begovitch Gallery. The exhibition will include approximately 35 artists who will each create artwork based on an urban legend with special significance to them. Each work will be accompanied by text explaining the artist’s personal connection to their chosen urban legend. Urban legends serve as our modern day mythology. Based on cultural traditions and morality tales, these stories prey upon our collective fears...

Robert Williams "Mr. Bitchin’" Screening During 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
The Society of Ilustrators will be honoring Juxtapoz Magazine founder Robert Williams with a special screening of the documentary film, Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin' which examines the groundbreaking artist's creative process and cultural influences during MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Arts Festival. Watch a trailer and find out more after the jump...

Paul Mavrides "Art Work Makes You Free" @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Juxtapoz is going to make a field trip today to a show that we are really exicted about, but seeing that it comes down on Saturday, we think you need to head over as well if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area. Paul Mavrides, a member of the influential Zap Comix! underground comic collective and longtime resident of SF's Mission District, has a show up at Steven Wolf Fine Arts. This is Mavrides' first show in 10 years, and is a collection of found object wood paintings.  

"Mr Bitchin'": Robert Williams Documentary @ Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
This past weekend at Comic-Con, our founder, Robert Williams, saw his long-overdue, and long in process documentary, Mr. Bitchin';, take home the honor of "Best Documentary at Comic-Con Int’l Independent Film Fest." A pretty great feat consider all the competition. Now, for all our friends in Southern California and beyond, you can see a special presentation of Mr Bitchin' at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on July 30, at 7:30pm. And for all our readers, we have a special offer for you... 

Robert Williams in conversation with Kenny Scharf, July 2013

Vault // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
We are still buzzing from our week at Comic-Con, and one of the reasons is that we were able to witness the brand new sculpture that Robert Williams created with the help of Gentle Giant Studios. For the July 2012 issue, we paired Robert with old friend Kenny Scharf (who also had sculptures made with Gentle Giant for his newest solo at Paul Kasmin in NYC) to discuss not only their respective collabs with GGS, but also their historical perspectives on sculpture and how their sculptures pair up against art history. 

Robert Williams x Gentle Giant x Juxtapoz @ Comic-Con 2013

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams had a major presence all throughout Comic-Con, with a major new sculpture that was unveiled (made in collaboration with Gentle Giant Studios) that dominated the entrance into Hall E. On top of the sculpture, Robert held daily signings for a special collectible bust release, had his Mr. Bitchin' documentary screened, and was the centerpiece of a panel on the evolution of his work from comic book renegade to one of the most importrant contemporary artists in the world. 

Juxtapoz @ Comic-Con 2013 (Part 1)

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
The Juxtapoz staff spent this last weekend (and week) in San Diego at Comic-Con. While there, we spent quite a lot of time simply wandering around and trying to take in the spectacle, costumes, people, events, and general craziness that become downtown San Diego during the event. Enjoy the first set of our photos from Comic-Con 2013! Including: David Choe & DVDASA signing and podcast, Robert Williams signing, screening, sculpture, and panel, the Gentle Giant x Juxtapoz booth, Alex Pardee, Skinner, and anything else that caught our eye!
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