Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
In case you didn't know, today marks the anniversary of the time a really old Nolan Ryan beat the crap out of a really young Robin Ventura on the baseball diamond. Yes, on August 4, 1993, Nolan Ryan was a superstar, certain Hall-of-Famer at the age of 46 and Robin Ventura was a good baseball player and still at the ripe age of 26. And the latter got hammered, literally, by the former. Last year at Ampersand Gallery, Harrison Freeman created a series of drawings and artwork he called "Basebrawls." Let's look back...
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
For the first time on record, the Cincinnati Art Museum brings together Andy Warhol’s three known paintings of baseball players, each of whom rose to the level of pop celebrity during his lifetime. Discover these consummate examples of Pop portraiture by a seminal figure in the Pop Art movement. The exhibition will feature the Cincinnati Art Museum’s 1985 painting of Cincinnati Reds player-manager, Pete Rose, commissioned in anticipation of Rose breaking Ty Cobb’s record of 4,191 hits.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Marlborough Chelsea is excited to present a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Devin Troy Strother. For his second show with the gallery, Strother will present new large scale paintings and sculptures. The exhibition’s title, Space Jam is taken from the hit 1996 film starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Toons. Conceptually Strother looked towards Space Jam as a sentiment, a film he grew up with, but also a play on words: “space” in relation to being challenged with Marlborough Chelsea’s large space, and “jam” as a verb meaning to do something quickly, art and growth in this case.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 10, 2014
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce a major exhibition by Jonas Wood at the gallery’s new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place. The exhibition will open through January 10, 2015. An opening reception will be held on November 8 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Extending across three exhibition spaces at the gallery’s new building, this is Wood’s most expansive and diverse show to date. Each room will focus on a genre within his painting practice: plants, sports cards, and portraits. Also featured will be a salon-style installation of works on paper, dating from 2007 to the present, closely related to the paintings on view.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 03, 2014
Station 16 and Pub Burgundy Lion are pleased to present "Gol, Carajo!", a solo exhibition for the Spanish artist, Ricardo Cavolo. “Gol, Carajo!” will be on display at Station 16 Gallery through November 5th. “Gol Carajo!”will highlight new, soccer-themed works. Additionally, Pub Burgundy Lion has created line of limited-edition of clothing featuring Cavolo’s artwork. The t-shirts, sweatshirts, and soccer scarves will be available for purchase at Station 16 Gallery and Pub Burgundy Lion while supplies last.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Adidas presents its collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramović, unveiling an original, short video celebrating the brand's partnership and support of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. The three-minute film captures the first ever re-staging of Abramović's iconic 1970s performance "Work Relation"...
Photography // Friday, June 06, 2014
Drawing inspiration from Brazil’s obsession with soccer, documentary photographer Dualtagh Herr has created a series of aerial photographs titled “Futebol Futebol Futebol”. From countryside villages to bustling city centers, Herr captures images of the country’s demand for soccer fields in every neighborhood, town, and city, proving how much of a role soccer plays in Brazilian everyday life.
Design // Thursday, April 17, 2014
If you are anything like us you've dreamed and talked about going to the next world cup and then never followed through on it, again. This year's in Brazil will be the 20th World Cup (hey it's our 20th anniversary too...) and we can't wait. To get you pumped, here is a collection of every single World Cup Poster since 1930.
Design // Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Grotesk has been a busy man. We had him do a special t-shirt at our showcase during SXSW, and he continues his design duties around the world of sports and art culture. (He also designed two of our favorite covers of all-time, the newsstand and subscriber of issue n101). He has released a version of the "6ft 6in" lamp with Case Studyo in the past, but now he has just released a black/red "banned" colorway version of the lamp, standing 75cm – 30inch high and featuring hand painted wood. Made in an edition of 23, naturally.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
A perfect lead up to the World Cup in Brazil this summer. The exhibition, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, open at LACMA in Los Angeles, examines football—nicknamed "the beautiful game" by one sports commentator—and its significance in societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures.