WAT-AAH! RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH ITS ART INITIATIVE "TAKING BACK THE STREETS
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Street Art // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Juxtapoz has always stood by noble causes, and we especially support great causes for which art is being utilized to encourage change. Over the years we have published special political-themed issues and are proud to have created numerous art auctions for charities, the most recent being for a clean water initiative in the Philippines. Today, we are excited to see the announcement by WAT-AAH!, the first functional bottled water for kids and teens, for the continuation of its groundbreaking art initiative, WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back the Streets (TBTS). The initiative, which encourages kids to drink more water through street art, will return to New York City October 14th-15th at ArtBeam Gallery in Chelsea.


Art Alliance Profile: Swoon

Vault // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We announced this week on the site that Juxtapoz was lucky to be invited to participate in what will be a fantastic public art and exhibition in Chicago during Lollapolooza. Shepard Fairey has curated a "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago from July 31—August 4, 2014, featuring a fantastic roster of artists from all mediums and eras. Today, we look at one participating artist, Swoon, one of the world's leading public and philanthropic artists.

ART ALLIANCE: THE PROVOCATEURS, Chicago, July 31—August 4, 2014

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
For the last 20 years, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine has stood for the outsiders, to create a place and dialogue for artists who stood outside of the museum programming of the time but were creating substantial and amazing work that needed its own historical context. We have been lucky in our 20th year to celebrate special events in NYC and San Francisco, but we are even luckier to get a chance to celebrate with our July 2014 cover artist, Shepard Fairey, as he curates a major public art and exhibition, "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago during Lollapolooza, July 31—August 4, 2014.

"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.

On Sale Now: June 2014 Featuring Mark Ryden And More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
June 2014 is a special issue for Juxtapoz Magazine. Not only do we get to celebrate the return of Mark Ryden and his brand new exhibition "The Gay 90s West," but this issue marks our special feature and behind-the-scenes story on our 20th Anniversary exhibition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery that runs May 15—June 14, 2014...

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.

Exclusive Preview: "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
As we announced on the site this past week, we are very excited to celebrate one of our 20th Anniversary parties at Jonathan LeVine Gallery with "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" opening at both the gallery's NYC spaces on May 15, 2014. We have a fantastic roster of artists in the show, including our founder Robert Williams, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Todd "REAS" James, Dr Lakra, the Clayton Brothers and more. We are so excited that we wanted to show you a few paintings today from works in the show, just a teaser preview to get you just as excited.

New Swoon Print "Nee Nee in Braddock"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Swoon just released a new print! Nee Nee in Braddock is an 8 color silk screen print on hand made paper. It is an adaptation of one of Swoon’s intricately carved linoleum block prints, depicting the streets and homes of Braddock, PA, a town where Swoon has been engaged in community based work since 2007...

As Swoon Opens at The Brooklyn Museum .... Here She Was, Nearly a Decade Ago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
With our attention on wihat is and will be an amazing installation by 2x cover artist Swoon at the Brooklyn Museum, "Submerged Motherlands," that opens Friday, April 11, we wanted to take a look back at the fantastic documentary short that Upper Playground produced for the "The Run UP" that featured a great piece on Swoon. Juxtapoz contributing editor Joey Garfield shot this piece as Swoon was preparing her first solo show at Deitch Projects in the Summer of 2005, and as she is set to open a museum show home in NYC, this is great to see nearly a decade later!

Swoon "Submerged Motherlands" @ Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
If you have been following Swoon on Instagram, or followed any of her friends, you know that there is a massive installation being built at the Brooklyn Museum for Swoon's "Submerged Motherlands" exhibition. From the looks of it, the show is going to be amazing, and when it opens on April 11, it will be continual evidence that Swoon's work is some of the most unifying and engaging being made in contemporary art today. 

Swoon Creates Immersive Installation @ Brooklyn Museum

Street Art // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Swoon will be creating a monumental site-specific installation in the fifth-floor rotunda of the Brooklyn Museum. Swoon: Submerged Motherlands will transform the gallery into a fantastic landscape and immersive experience, and will be on view from April 11 through August 24, 2014. The installation centers on a monumental sculptural tree, which will rise into the 72-foot-high dome, with a constructed environment at its base...

Chandran Gallery & Juxtapoz @ Beach House, Shore CLub South Beach

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 05, 2013
Last night, Juxtapoz and Chandran Gallery opened a special exhibition, installation, and performance art piece at the Beach House in the Shore CLub South Beach, featuring works amazing installation and performace from Monica Canilao and Sorne, paintings by Jason Jagel, special beach robes and towels by Geoff McFetridge, poolside decor by Richard Colman, lobby installation by Andrew Schoultz, and pool floating canoe by all the artists. 

Swoon "Motherlands" @ Galerie LJ, Paris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
For the collaborative space we are opening with Chandran Gallery at the Beach House in the Shore Club South Beach, Swoon and Monica Canilao collaborated on some new pieces that we will be showcasing. But this past weekend, Swoon opened a brand new solo show, Motherlands, at Galerie LJ in Paris, featuring a complete new body of work... 

Tod Seelie "Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York"

Photography // Friday, November 22, 2013
Over the years, we have worked with Tod Seelie on a few projects, and one of the reason we have worked with him and assigned him some open-ended projects is that we know that he sees the world differently then most. That he has a camera is of benefit to all of us as both artists, writers, or people with interest in the cracks between popular culture and underground culture, and their meeting points. That connection is the subject of Tod's new book, "Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York."

Chandran Gallery and Juxtapoz Magazine present "The Chandran Gallery Beach House": Miami Beach, Dec 5-7

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Ah, the Holiday season is upon us, and what better to make do with the cold weather than to head to sunny Miami Beach during the first week of December? And that is what we are going to do... On Thursday, December 5th, Singapore and San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz Magazine, will take over the Shore Club's private villa in Miami Beach and host a series of events and installations by artists Swoon, Monica Canilao, Jason Jägel, Geoff McFetridge, and Andrew Schoultz. 

New swoon pieces in Brooklyn

Street Art // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Having recently completed her project on the famed Bowery and Houston wall in Manhattan, Swoon has taken back to the streets with some of her intricate wheatpastes. These two have recently popped up in Brooklyn.

Swoon Bowery Wall Completed

Street Art // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Swoon in collaboration with the Groundswell Community Mural Project (Misha Tyutyunik and Yana Dimitrova contributing work), has completed her Hurricane Sandy memorial piece at the famed Bowery and Houston wall in Manhattan. This week marks the one-year anniversary of Sandy’s landfall and the subsequent destruction left in the aftermath. The optimistic phrases “People helping people” and “Rise above the challenge” accompany the beautiful collage-style work.

Swoon Process on Bowery Wall, NYC

Street Art // Thursday, October 24, 2013
As we reported yesterday, Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, has been enlisted as the next artist to paint the famed wall at Houston and Bowery in New York. In just the last 24 hours, Swoon has already moved very far along applying her wheatpastes in what will be a Hurricane Sandy-themed piece. We will keep you posted on the process throughout the week.

Swoon next up on Bowery Wall

Street Art // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, has been enlisted as the next artist to paint the famed wall at Houston and Bowery in New York. Previous decorated by the work of Revok and Pose, the wall has since been whitewashed to a vivid blue-green canvas. Swoon has begun applying her wheatpastes in what will be a Hurricane Sandy-themed piece. She will join a long list of artists who have painted the wall which include notable names like Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Barry Mcgee, Adek (SACE), Kenny Sharf, Shepard Fairey and more. We will keep you posted on the process throughout the week.

Swoon and Friends "Dithyrambalina-Musical Architecture for New Orleans" on Kickstarter

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Swoon has always been one of our favorite artists, especially when it comes to her public art projects and site-specific works, and now she needs your/our help. This is the lowdown: Two years ago New Orleans Airlift and the artist Swoon launched the Kickstarter campaign that funded The Music Box, their prototype for an ongoing musical architecture project they call Dithyrambalina. Now, with the Music Box closed, they want to evolve the project: what was once going to be a single musical house designed by Swoon and brought to life by collaborating artists has turned into an even bigger dream—an evolving musical village created by many, many more hands, ideas, and influences.

Preview: 10 Years of Wooster Collective @ Jonathan LeVine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present 10 Years of Wooster Collective 2003—2013, a group exhibition curated by Marc & Sara Schiller, featuring works and site-specific installations by over fifty local and international artists in a temporary space located at: 525 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. In conjunction with the exhibition, a number of participating artists will create public murals at various locations in Brooklyn.

"Made in Oaxaca" @ Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Street Art // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  This past Friday in Oaxaca, Mexico, the exhibition  "Made in Oaxaca" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca opened, featuring a line-up of international street and mural artists. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, the display showed twelve site-specific works from twelve different artists, from Saner, MOMO, Retna, Nunca, Dr Lakra and others.

"Direct Address" Group Show @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Joshua Liner Gallery has moved spots in NYC to a street-level, 2,600-square-foot exhibition space located at 540 West 28th Street in the Chelsea Arts District. To kick off the opening of the new space, the gallery will open a group show, Direct Address, this Thursday March 21 with a great roster of former Juxtapoz cover artists and features, as well as some new talent that we look forward to checking out. Swoon, Steve "ESPO" Powers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, and Jean-Pierre Roy are just a few names in the show....

Swoon Thalassa edition Print Variant on Paper Monster

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
From the print shop, Paper Monster: "Thalassa is a new release of edition variant artworks by Swoon. The stunning original image has been shown as a site specific sculptural piece at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2011. These EV* edition variants, featuring imagery of mother nature, more specifically mother of the sea, are created using a variety of handmade, found, repurposed, and salvaged materials..."

"Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope" Benefit and Auction Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
This past Friday, January 4, in San Francisco, Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, presented a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit. The exhibition, Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope, is now presenting the donated artwork as part of an online auction on Paddle8 closes on January 22nd at 10am EST.

Kids Creating in Swoon's studio

Street Art // Sunday, December 30, 2012
An artist’s studio space such as Swoons must be highly entertaining and overwhelming for a young kid. These two have the potential to be the next art stars; surrounded with brilliant imagery at an impressionable age or maybe they will be completely over art when they become adults.

Swoon: Konbit Shelter in Haiti Project on Kickstarter

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
Brooklyn-based Swoon has spent a good deal of her art career working as a socially conscious, charity and project-based philanthropist, and in that time, become one of our all-time favorites. She just launched a Kickstarter for a project we fully back, the Konbit Shelter project in Haiti. Konbit Shelter is building creative, safe, beautiful, and sustainable homes for Haitian families in the continuing aftermath of the earthquake of 2010 and Hurricane Sandy.

Swoon's Konbit Shelter Video

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 09, 2012
In part of MOCAtv’s art in the streets series, Swoon is the subject of their newest installment focusing on her work for the "Konbit Shelter" project in Bigones-Leogane, Haiti. Take nine minutes out of your day for this insightful look into what Swoon has been up to.  

Video: Swoon's Konbit Shelter

Street Art // Friday, December 07, 2012
In part of MOCAtv’s art in the streets series, Swoon is the subject of their newest installment focusing on her work for the "Konbit Shelter" project in Bigones-Leogane, Haiti. Take nine minutes out of your day for this insightful look into what Swoon has been up to.  

Swoon In Print

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 28, 2012
One of our all-time favorites, and 2x cover artist, Brooklyn-based Swoon, just started a print website, Swoon in Print, where she will be releasing limited-run prints. As the site mentions, better than we can break it down, "Swoon in Print is a resource for small, hand crafted, unique variant print editions by the artist Swoon."

"Bring Back The Boardwalks" Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser

Street Art // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath left many cities and towns on the Eastern Seaboard inoperable or completely destroyed, many having to rebuild on their own without any government assistance. The beach communities of the Far Rockaway and Coney Island in Queens were greatly affected. A group of New Yorkers came together to help their recovery process by setting up a silent auction and fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to the communities.

Dennis McNett's "HALLO-WOLFBAT" @ House of Vans, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We just had our pre-Halloween costume party with Alex Pardee this past weekend, but we think if you happen to be in Brooklyn on October 31, Dennis McNett's "HALLO-WOLFBAT" installation/performance/exhibition/party would be something you should definitely spend time at. Coming soon to the House of Vans... 

Issue Preview: November 2012 Art & Politics curated by Ron English

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.

Read More and Swoon cameos in Diplo Video

Graffiti // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
I have been on a Major Lazer music marathon lately and of course that means I have been listening to plenty of Diplo. While watching videos this morning to get pumped for the day, I ran across the “Express Yourself” video by Diplo, which basically consists of more ass shaking than anything.  If you watch closely, the video has a quick frame where a Read More Books sticker is the main focus and Swoon's wheatpastes act as a backdrop for a majority of the song.

New Swoon in Brooklyn

Street Art // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
New Swoon pieces have been popping up around Brooklyn and they are a stand out among all the amateur attempts at “street art” you become desensitized to seeing.  As usual, this piece is highly intricate in its cuts and line work.

C215 Group Show @ Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 28, 2012
C215 has shared photos of his installation and work at the Centre de la Gravure et de l'image imprimée for a group show entitled Vues Sur Mur being held in La Louvière, Belgium. The show which opened on May 26 also features works from Shepard Fairey, Evol, Swoon, Jef Aerosol, Sten & Lex, Ludo, and Space Invader.

This Wednesday: Doyle New York "Young Artists/Young Collectors" Auction

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
Doyle NYC's "Young Artists/Young Collectors" auction takes place is this week on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. See a preview of works for sale here by artists COOP, KAWS, Swoon, Futura 2000, and CRASH after the jump . . .

Swoon, Monica Canilao, and Dennis McNett @ Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Close friends of the Juxtapoz family, Dennis McNett, Swoon (currently on the cover of the May 2012 issue) and Monica Canilao were in Milan recently to collaborate on an exhibition at Patricia Armocida. The exhibition, titled The Folding Of the Known World, will be on display through July 20, and features installation works and collaborations from all three US-based artists.

Preview: May 2012 Public Art Special Issue (On Newsstands Now)

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
The May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz is our special examination on the state of Public Art in 2012. We have spent over a year discussing the topic of community sevice and Public Art programs with festival organizers, politicians in the US and abroad, and artists about their experiences developing Public Art initiatives and bodies of work, and how their experiences can be blueprints for other artists and cities to follow to better communities around the world. This issue is what we learned. Preview after the jump . . .

Teaser: May 2012 Public Art Issue with ESPO, Swoon, El Mac, and JR

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We are pleased to announce our very special May 2012 issue, a special examination on the state of public art today. We have published 4 special covers for the occasion, Steve Powers, JR, Swoon, and El Mac, as well as features with Nuart, FAME Festival, Swoon, Powers, JR, an essay by Ron English, and a conversation between Revok and Saber.

Swoon: Back In San Francisco's Mission District

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 05, 2012
Last Friday, Juxtapoz went and checked out the new Swoon piece that had been placed at 24th and Hampshire in San Francisco's Mission District. An older, ornate, beautiful Swoon wheatpaste from years ago was unexpectedly removed months back, and after much conversation and speaking with the building owner and Swoon, a new piece has been added to the neighborhood at the same location. Watch the video after the jump . . .

Swoon "Murmuration" @ Black Rat. London

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 11, 2011
Former cover artist, and one of the most sought after installation artist we cover, Swoon, just opened a new solo show, Murmuration, at London's Black Rat Projects. This is Swoon’s first London solo exhibition and she has spent three long weeks transforming the gallery space into a mesmerising world populated by towering sculptural figures, elaborate colours and delicate paper cuts.

Preview: Underbelly Project @ Art Basel 2011

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 01, 2011
Last night, we headed straight off the place to the preview of the Underbelly Project's exhibition in the Wynwood District in Miami. On display were new pieces from Swoon, Ron English, Dan Witz, Saber, Revok, Mark Jenkins, Faile, and large group of other artists who particpated in the Underbelly Project.

Swoon in New Orleans: The Music Box—A Shantytown Sound Laboratory

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 14, 2011
We wrote earlier this year about Swoon's various projects in New Orleans, and Swoon and various collaborators debut the The Music Box on October 22nd to coincide with Prospect 2, New Orleans’ art biennale. The Music Box is an interactive installation of purpose-built shacks and miniature houses made out of New Orleans’ beautiful architectural details and plentiful salvaged materials; built into in each structure is an invented instrument created by a sound artist.

Juxtapoz @ Fame Festival: Day #2

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 24, 2011
Day #2 in Grottaglie, Italy saw the preview night of FAME Festival 2011, where we were able to explore the exhibition portion of the public art celebration. In two separate spaces, there was great works from Vhils, Lucy McLauchlan, Ericailcane, Swoon, Escif, Moneyless, Boris Hoppek, and MOMO.

Swoon "Encampment Ersilia" in Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 23, 2011
Swoon is currently working on a new project in Sao Paulo for De Dentro e De Fora called The Encampment Ersili, where Swoon has created a temporary city amongst the festival that has invited 8 international artists to create site-specific work in the city. De Dento e De Fora, "Inside Out Outside In," takes place at Modern Art Museum of São Paulo.

Juxtapoz @ Fame Festival: Day #1

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 23, 2011
After a long drive in the wee hours of the morning, Juxtapoz arrived in the beautiful hill town of Grottaglie in Southern Italy to attend the opening of FAME Festival. With just a few hours to run around the town before sleep called, we saw work by Escif, Blu, Vhils, Lucy McLauchlan, Nespoon, Os Gemeos, Sam 3, Swoon, and others.

In Street Art: Swoon @ Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 08, 2011
The following are preview install photos from Swoon’s installation, Anthropocene Extinction, that opened over the weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Swoon @ Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston

Street Art // Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The following are preview install photos from Swoon’s show “Anthropocene Extinction” that opened over the weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Eloquent Vandals: The History of Nuart Norway

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 01, 2011
As Juxtapoz is set to descend upon Stavanger, Norway for the 2011 Nuart Festival, the good people of Nuart are set to release a comprehensive history of the street art festival, Eloquent Vandals: The History of Nuart Norway. On October 1, 2011, the festival will open with a party and book launch event in Stavanger.

Swoon "Anthropocene Extinction" @ Boston ICA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Following another busy summer, where Swoon had one of the premier installations at MOCA's Art In the Streets and her ongoing project in New Orleans, the Brooklyn-based artist opens a new museum installation at the Boston ICA, Anthropocene Extinction, this Saturday, September 3.

New Swoon Wall

Street Art // Monday, July 25, 2011
It’s been some time since posting any new Swoon walls. So, here one is, always esthetically and technically on point. One of the best.

Swoon's Musical Architecture for New Orleans on Kickstarter

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 01, 2011
We have worked with Brooklyn-based Swoon before on our 10th year anniversary project in Detroit, and we are happy to hear from her now as she embarks on a new project in New Orleans. Swoon has re-imagined ?a permanent, interactive sculpture for the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. It will look like a house, but it will function like a musical instrument.

Swoon at New Orleans Museum of Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 20, 2011
Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, continues a fantastic run of site-specific installations, with her newest showing up in the atrium of the New Orleans Museum of Art. After a showstopping installation at MOCA's "Art In the Streets," she continues with Thalassa, named for and inspired by the Greek goddess of the sea.

Monica Canilao Returns to Detroit to work on the Treasure Nest

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Monica Canilao has returned to the Detroit neighborhood where Juxtapoz teamed with Power House Productions to reimagine and develop a neighborhood through the art community. As you may remember, this past Fall we invited Monica, Swoon, Retna, Richard Colman, Saelee Oh, and Ben Wolf to Detroit to start the program.

Meet the Artists: Swoon and Cat Solen for Levi's Film Workshop

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 05, 2011
A few weeks ago, we posted the Levi's Film Workshop Swoon + Cat Solen video profile, covering the Brooklyn-based artist's installation at MOCA's "Art In the Streets." Today, we have a video of Swoon and Solen discussing the film and collaboration at Levi's Film Workshop space at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Levi's Film Workshop Presents Swoon + Cat Solen

Street Art // Wednesday, April 20, 2011
As part of their artist series of videos in conjunction with the Levi's Film Workshop at MOCA's Art In the Streets, Levi's just released their video with Swoon and Cat Solen, chronicling the amazing construction of Swoon's installation at the MOCA. Watch after the jump . . .

Swoon's Installation at MOCA's Art In the Streets

Street Art // Friday, April 15, 2011
Another standout installation at MOCA's "Art In the Streets" exhibit was Swoon's beautiful structure she has built with her team over the past month. Last night we were able to get a closer look, and found a stunning black and white, perfectly lit piece in its own room, surrounded with a white covering. More after the jump . . .

"Dear Japan, We Love You" Silent Auction at Openhouse Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 08, 2011
The outpouring for Japan in the wake of the tragic earthquakes and tsunami has been amazing, and tonight, Friday, April 8, at OPENHOUSE GALLERY in NYC, there is a another great silent auction benefit, 3.11 Project's "Dear Japan, We Love You." The exhibition will feature over 50 artists in multimedia installations, painting, photography, and sculpture. More after the jump . . .

Swoon interview for ACCLAIMmag

Street Art // Saturday, April 02, 2011
There is just something great about listening to Swoon talk about her artwork. And rumpr has it from some people we know who were on the ground at MOCA, her work at "Art In the Streets" is looking like a stand-out. Here, she speaks with ACCLAIMmag about space, context and participation, all cores of her bodies of work. Watch after the jump . . .

Swoon Prepares for MOCA's Art In the Streets

Street Art // Wednesday, March 23, 2011
London's Black Rat Projects' director Mike Snelle checked in from ground zero for Juxtapoz of his friend Swoon's studio as she preps for the major museum survey of street art, Art In the Streets, at LA's MOCA opening this April, 2011. More after the jump . . .

Swoon in Melbourne Video

Street Art // Monday, March 07, 2011
As we wrote last month, Swoon is showing in Melbourne, Australia at Metro Gallery, and the Australian press has been more than happy to embrace the Brooklyn-based artist. We found this video that ABC Arts in Australia shot of the artist, not bad for what appears to be major coverage of Swoon's show. Video after the jump . . .

Printmaking Today and ROA Installation at Black Rat Projects in London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Tomorrow night (Thursday, February 10) at Black Rat Projects in London, they will be opening an exhibition titled Printmaking Today, as well as an installation by Belgian artist ROA. The annual Printmaking Today show will feature works by Swoon, Matt Small, Candice Tripp, Banksy, Damien Hirst, and a Henningham Family Press’ Chip Shop performance. More information after the jump . . .

Swoon at Metro Gallery in Melbourne

Street Art // Monday, February 07, 2011
Swoon will be exhibiting for the first time Australia this month, with a solo exhibition at Metro Gallery in Armadale, Australia, just outside of Melbourne. Swoon will be showing some of her iconic characters, some with her traditional print making techniques. Images after the jump . . .

Swoon for TEDxBrooklyn Talks

Street Art // Saturday, January 22, 2011
One of the great street, fine, and philanthropic artisits active today, Callie Curry, aka Swoon, has become synonymous with creating art on her own terms. This TEDxBrooklyn talk is very interesting and enlightening, in that Callie really reflects on the positive energy and impact afforded to her under the project and moniker she calls Swoon. This is really a great talk and we highly recommend spending some time watching it in full.

Feature—Mitch and Gina of Powerhouse Productions and the Story Behind Juxtapoz in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In conjunction with our 26-page feature in the February 2011 Juxtapoz on our 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction Project with Detroit's Powerhouse Productions, writer Jason Jaworski sits down with PHP director's Mitch Cope & Gina Reichert to talk about the project. Interview after the jump . . .

An in-depth look at the February 2011 Juxtapoz featuring Escif, Swoon, and Michael Leon

Street Art // Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The February 2011 issue of Juxtapoz is now on newsstands, featuring one of our favorite emerging artists, Spanish multifaceted talent Escif. Check out everything in FEB 2011 after the jump . . .

The Sneak Peek—Our February 2011 Juxtapoz Cover with ESCIF

Street Art // Friday, January 07, 2011
One of the artists we feel is making a great impact on the international art scene is Spanish artist Escif, and we present his work as the cover of our February 2011 Newsstand and Subscriber issues. The February issue also features a 26-page photo essay by Tod Seelie of the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Project that happened in Detroit this past October 2010. Full cover after the jump. . .

Swoon and the Progress of the Konbit Shelter Project

Street Art // Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We just got word on the progress of Swoon and team's trip back to Haiti to continue the work on the Konbit Shelter Project. With Swoon’s Walki print and a Rockefeller grant, the team was able to put the plans in motion to return and make their promise a reality. More information on the Haiti Konbit Shelter Project after the jump . . .

Juxtapoz Detroit Project Written Up in Free Press

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 28, 2010
This past Fall, as we have documented in full, we saw 6 artists off to Detroit to work with Powerhouse Productions as part of our 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction project. Swoon, Ben Wolf, Monica Canilao, RETNA, Richard Colman, and Saelee Oh all created unique pieces of art in the neighborhood where the money we raised was able to buy property. The local Detroit Free Press just highlighted the project in an extensive article. More information after the jump . . .

A Little Late—Who Needs Wrapping Paper When You Have Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 27, 2010
We know it's a few days late from the big present-giving holiday of the year, but that doesn't mean there aren't other opportunities to use your old Juxtapoz Magazines as wrapping paper or present-giving decoration. Interesting enough, we do the same thing.  More after the jump . . .

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington of Brooklyn Street Art Rank Top 10 Street Art of Decade

Street Art // Sunday, December 26, 2010
We trust the opinion of Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington of Brooklyn Street Art, and they just created a Top 10 list (everyone loves a Top 10 list) on the Huffington Post of the top street art moments of the decade. You have Blu, Banksy, Swoon, Faile, Revs, Dan Witz, and a few other mainstays on the list. More after the jump . . .

RETNA Gives Tour of Studio and LA Mural Video

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 18, 2010
Cover artist and participating Detroit artist RETNA has a new video on LA Forward that shows him giving a tour of his mural in downtown LA that he painted with Mac based on a photograph by Estevan Oriol. What was supposed to be informative turns a tad confrontational as a man near the mural starting shouting at the film crew and Retna. Watch after the jump . . .

Chaz Borjórquez and Idris Goodwin—New Mexico Remix

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 16, 2010
Chaz Bojorquez, a Juxtapoz cover artist in March 2009 and a penultimate legend of the Los Angeles graffiti game (we are talking Orson Welles level), made a video this past Fall with poet Idris Goodwin. Titled "New Mexico Remix," the piece was part of a three-month look at Hip-Hop culture and free speech showcased at a non-profit art space in Albuquerque, called 516 ARTS. Video after the jump . . .

Swoon releases The Walki Print for The Konbit Shelter Project

Street Art // Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Swoon has just released the new Walki Print, with 100% of the proceeds from the sales going towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project that she has worked on in Haiti for much of 2010. The Konbit Shelter Project is a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders creating homes and infrastructure in post-earthquake Haiti. More information after the jump . . .

Sneak peek of Swoon's new Haiti print

Street Art // Saturday, December 11, 2010
Swoon, who just traveled with Juxtapoz to Detroit this past Fall, is releasing a new Haiti print this Wednesday, December 15th. Swoon just released a preview of the print, and the proceeds from the print will go to Swoon's "Konbit Shelter" project in Haiti which funds the construction of sustainable adobe style buildings for Haitian residents who have been displaced by the earthquake earlier this year. More information after the jump . . .

Preview for "Wreck the Walls" opening tonight at Subliminal Projects

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 11, 2010
Tonight at Los Angeles' Subliminal Projects is the opening of Wreck the Walls, a massive group show with many Juxtapoz mainstays and active contemporary artists. We will be heading over this evening, but Subliminal sent us some preview images of the show to share with you. Lots of images after the jump . . .

Really, this is it from Art Basel

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 06, 2010
This is it. We are leaving. Miami, see you next year. Well, you never know, Jason Jaworski, our correspondent in Miami may find some more pictures on his Basel camera, but we may just be saying goodbye now. Jason made some last minute stops at NADA and found a Barbara Kruger Chess Set. More pictures after the jump . . .

Video: Detroit House by RETNA & Richard Colman

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 06, 2010
Tod Seelie just posted another quick video upon his wrap-up visit to Detroit for the Juxtapoz artist project, this time revisiting the great collaboration we all saw between RETNA and Richard Colman. As you may remember, Richard and RETNA combined their works with abstract shapes and lettering done in both black and silver. Video after the jump  . . .

The Dormer House by Ben Wolf video for Juxtapoz in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 05, 2010
Tod Seelie, who spent extensive time in Detroit for our Juxtapoz artist project, just returned to the Motor City with Ben Wolf and Swoon to finish and record their separate projects. Tod just sent us a video of Ben's final product, and full house addition and installation inside. Quite stunning work. Video after the jump . . .

Swoon releases 31 unique variants of "Zahra"

Street Art // Friday, December 03, 2010
Yesterday afternoon, PaperMonster released 31 unique variants of Swoon's "Zahra" image that included works on found wood, fabric, cardboard and paper. Paper Monster mentioned that each piece was unique, and many were embellished with scraps and free-cut paper forms Swoon pulled from her travels and studio work. Pictures after the jump . . .

Art Basel has started; our reporter embeds himself with FriendsWithYou and David Choe, goes to SCOPE

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Our Art Basel reporter, Jason Jaworksi, has been embedded with FriendsWithYou and David Choe for the first few days leading up to the entire art epicentric event officially "opening" today. Jason just sent us a few pictures of what one does when they embed themselves with artists who are involved in Basel. Like most people they eat, they look at art. More pictures after the jump . . .

Watch Tod Seelie's videos from Detroit shot in conjunction with Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 24, 2010
On the ground in Detroit with the Juxtapoz team was photographer Tod Seelie, someone we have admired for years through his blog on Fecal Face. Tod was kind enough to shoot all the photos, as well as shoot some guerilla video of the project while embedded with Monica Canilao, Swoon, Ben Wolf, Retna, Richard Colman, and Saelee Oh. We are feeling holiday-ish so watch all the videos after the jump . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 15

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In his latest journal entry from Detroit covering the Juxtapoz x Power House Productions project, Jason Jaworski writes about the perception of Detroit from both the outside and in, talking to people about how they feel about the city and the hard times it has gone through over the years. At this point, Jason is at the airport waiting to fly home from Detroit. One coversation is quite striking, read it after the jump . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 14

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Jason Jaworski just keeps going to work on posting his new journal entries, as we are now up to #14 from his Juxtapoz x Power House Productions live in Detroit blog. Again, Jason writes at length about the process of working from house to house with the artists and the various projects everyone is working on. More after the jump . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 13

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 23, 2010
We continue our series of journal entries from Detroit for the Juxtapoz x Power House Productions artist project, this time our Detroit journalist Jason Jaworski talking more of the work happening on the homes in the neighborhood. He talks of the near two-thousand pound "domer" that they are trying to get in between two homes. More after the jump . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 12

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 21, 2010
We continue our Juxtapoz Live in Detroit Blog series with Jason Jaworski's latest journal from Detroit. In this entry, Jason follows the progress of Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, and Monica Canilao, as well as follows Saelee Oh on a trip around town on some daily errands. More after the jump . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 11

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This was a bit of a fun one from Jason Jaworski, on the ground in Detroit with the Juxtapoz x Power House Productions team. In this entry, Monica Canilao, Harrison, Tod Seelie, Jason, Saelee Oh, and Bobby head to downtown Detroit to see a Die Antwoord concert. . . 

Swoon to build house in New Orleans

Street Art // Wednesday, November 17, 2010
As you have read on Juxtapoz.com, we worked with acclaimed artist Swoon in Detroit last month as part of our Juxtapoz x Power House Productions artist project. She decorated and worked with Ben Wolf on a house we bought in Detroit, and the results were fantastic. Now, we just read that Swoon is planning to build a house in New Orleans. Read more and watch the video after the jump . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 10

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Jason Jaworski keeps his journal entries coming from his reporting duties in Detroit covering the Juxtapoz and Power House Productions artist projects held last month. Recently, Jason has been mentioning more of the day-to-day operations in Detroit, of both the artists and residents who have been living and working in the neighborhood. His latest entry . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 9

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 15, 2010
We continue our series of journal entries from Detroit, as Jason Jaworski recounts stories from the Juxtapoz and Power House Productions artist project that we held last month. In this latest entry, Jason recounts moments spent with RETNA, Richard Colman, and Saelee Oh . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 8

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 13, 2010
We spoke with Jason Jaworski recently as he was reporting live on the Juxtapoz x Power House Productions artist project, and the topic of community and family came up as a major centerpiece to the entire experience in Detroit. It didn't fully resonate with us back in SF until we read Jaworski's journal entry that he posted last night . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 7

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 11, 2010
Jason Jaworski continues his journals from Detroit, covering the Juxtapoz and Power House Productions project as it begins to wane down for the time being. This entry has a bit of a different tone, as a tragedy occured to one of our contributors as he was on assignment for us in Detroit. . .

MOCA's "Art In the Streets" gets a book, becomes more real

Street Art // Thursday, November 11, 2010
So now it has a book. The show everyone will be talking about from now to the end of 2011, the MOCA's Art in the Streets, now has a book cover for the art world to start thinking about. San Francisco's vey own Barry "Twist" McGee is on the cover, rightly and properly so. What else do we know?

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 6

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Jason Jaworski continues his journal entires from Detroit, where he has been documenting the Juxtapoz x Power House Productions project on the ground as Swoon, RETNA, Richard Colman, Ben Wolf, Saelee Oh, and Monica Canilao paint, build, and re-imagine the community. This entry is interesting, as it . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 5

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Our Jux in Detroit blog got added to with a new journal entry by Jason Jaworski and photographer Tod Seelie. Only this time, there is a little surprise when you click through to their blog . . .

Jux in Detroit: Journal Entry, Part 4

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 08, 2010
Really enjoyed this last journal entry from Jason Jaworski in Detroit. It gave a really nice explanation of how the neighborhood was set up, where the artists, such as Monica Canilao, Ben Wolf, and Saelee Oh were working. We like the stories of eating at the local Bangladeshi restaurant, driving the Power House Eurovan, and some of the day-in-the-life occurrences that are happening in Detroit right now.

Jux in Detroit: A journal entry from the Power House neighborhood

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 04, 2010
Our Detroit correspondent, Jason Jaworski, out to chronicle the Juxtapoz x Power House Productions project happening as a result of our 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction last year, just produced a journal entry of one of his days while on duty...

RETNA paints Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 01, 2010
We just had RETNA with us in Detroit, and now he is off to Las Vegas to paint the parking garage of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Known Gallery reports that when the hotel opens on December 15th, this will be where your car sleeps.

Jux in Detroit: A conversation with Ben Wolf

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 01, 2010
Our Detroit correspondent, Jason Jaworksi, sat down with Ben Wolf as the Juxtapoz x Power House Productions artist residency is wrapping up. Wolf has been constructing sculptures out of the remnants of forgotten homes and places, working constantly, from day to night- painting, building and creating a work that attaches itself to the once abandoned space on Moran Street.

Live in Detroit: A Journal from Jux' Detroit Project

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 29, 2010
Jason Jaworski continues his reporting from Detroit on our 15th Anniversary project with Power House Productions. We just showed you Jason's conversation with Richard Colman, and now we catch a journal entry of some of the action happening in the neighborhood.

Live in Detroit: A Journal from Jux' Detroit Project

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 29, 2010
Jason Jaworski continues his reporting from Detroit on our 15th Anniversary project with Power House Productions. We just showed you Jason's conversation with Richard Colman, and now we catch a journal entry of some of the action happening in the neighborhood.

Live in Detroit: A Conversation with Richard Colman

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 29, 2010
Jason Jaworski spent the last two weeks in Detroit reporting on our post-15th Anniversary project with Power House Productions. He had a chance to speak with painter Richard Colman, one of the six artists in the neighborhood painting and reimagining the homes we bought with Power House.

Ben Wolf in Detroit: Salvages from Abandoned Spaces for Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 26, 2010
“Looking up, the rain continued to fall, and the light came through the gauze of clouds seemingly cotton in formation, color and texture. There are about as many dormers in the back lot here as there are fingers on your hand- these fingers eventually to be folded over into the palm of a sculpture that Ben Wolf is constructing.”   Read More...  

From Detroit: A Conversation With Saelee Oh

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 26, 2010
“In her time here, Saelee Oh has constructed a miniature model of a neighborhood out of wood, found objects and scrapped items,” writes Jason Jaworski on-site from our current project in Detroit. In an exclusive interview with Saelee, she says, “Honestly, I haven't had this much fun making art in a long time. It's been refreshing...”   Read More...  

Monica Canilao: Repurposing Forgotten Fragments

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 25, 2010
‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is a phrase Monica Canilao (Juxtapoz #93) fully embodies. The artist is doing things with found ‘junk’ for our housing project in Detroit that you couldn’t imagine.   Read More...  

Just Out: 'Infinite Path' Laser Cut Print by Saelee Oh

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 25, 2010
You’re lucky we’re telling you about this just as they became available, because they are limited to only 30. We’re talking about Saelee Oh’s new Infinite Path laser cut print.

Retna x Richard Colman Bro Down in their First-Ever Collab Piece While in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 25, 2010
We caught up with Retna and Richard Colman as they worked on their pieces for our Detroit x Power House Productions project. Now take a work at the rapid progress the pair made in their first-ever collaborative piece.Read More...  

Freedom in Detroit with Swoon X Ben Wolf x Retna x Richard Colman x Monica Canilao

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 25, 2010
There is a never-ending sense of freedom and a blank state to the surface of things here, as if every moment were malleable and able to be formed with whatever ideas or art you have to work with.   Read More...  

Painting With Retna X Richard Colman in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 23, 2010
Two of the best guys in the game – Retna and Richard Colman – have made steady progress on their respective pieces inside homes in our Detroit x Power House Productions project. Retna’s on the calligraphy; Richard’s on a black and white wall piece.   Read More...  

Building Houses Within Homes With Saelee Oh

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 22, 2010
Looks like Saelee Oh is building homes within homes. We’re talking about her miniature houses she’s constructing inside our Detroit Project home.   Read More...  

Sketching Houses, Sawing Wood: Saelee Oh Gets Busy in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 19, 2010
You gotta love a lady who knows how to handle power tools, especially when they’re working on home restoration for our Detroit project. Saelee Oh has sketched out her plans and is now sawing portions of wood to see her ideas coalesce.   Read More...  

From Detroit: Touring the Neighborhood With RETNA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We’ve got RETNA (Juxtapoz #116) on the scene surveying the neighborhood and home he will be beautifying for our Detroit x Power House Productions project. It should be exciting to see what he comes up with to rejuvenate an entire house.   Read More...  

Ben Wolf: Sawing Slices Of Abandoned Homes in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Ben Wolf has attacked the backyard of the house Swoon has been covering with her stencils inside. Take a look at what he has started for his portion of our Detroit x Power House Productions collaborative project.   Read More...  

A Day With Saelee Oh As She Kicks off Home Restoration in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 18, 2010
Saelee Oh (Juxtapoz #82) is on the scene of our massive Detroit x Power House Productions home restoration and beautification project. Follow Saelee as she surveys the house she will be fixing up and gets the first bits of art installed in the space.   Read More...  

Monica Canilao and Harrison at Work on their Detroit House

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 18, 2010
Renovating a home is right up Monica Canilao’s (Juxtapoz #93) alley, as the artist consistently includes found items in her work and considers dumpster diving a crucial aspect in project preparation.Read More...  

Scavenging Through Abandoned Houses and Homes

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 18, 2010
Detroit continues. “Spent the day yesterday scavenging through abandoned houses, homes, factories and warehouses with Ben Wolf, Monica Canilao and Harrison with our tour guide and Detroit expert Chris Riddell.”   Read More...  

This Is How You Decorate A House: Detail Images of Swoon in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 15, 2010
We're not completely sure how Swoon works so fast, but the artist has virtually cover the interior of one of our house in Detroit. “Inside the house, numerous pieces flourish amongst the brick and fire-damaged interior of the basement and the floor above.”   Read More...  

Video Update: Swoon Gets to Work in Detroit for Our Home Renovation Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 14, 2010
The infamous Swoon has landed in Detroit and jumps right into the Juxtapoz x Power House renovation project, carefully pasting her portraits and lace-like paper pieces onto the interior of an ailing Detroit home.   Read More...  

A Refuge of Art: Video Tour of FAME Fest Monastery x Look Back at Each Artist's Murals

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 14, 2010
Whether you’re religious or not, there remains a special sort of serenity and mysticism within a monastery – especially when its an ancient abandoned one in Southern Italy. This monastery is one of the most fascinating uncurated public art spaces, which serves as the epicenter of FAME Fest.

It's Begun: Artists x Reporters Descend Upon Detroit to Kick Off Renovation Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 14, 2010
It's all coming together as our selected artists descend upon Detroit for the long awaited Detroit renovation project, funded by monies you helped us raise during our 15th Anniversary Art Auction and Party last November. Read More...  

Photos from Power House Productions in Detroit as Artists Prepare Housing Restoration

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 30, 2010
“Power House Productions just sent us a few shots of some walls and various places we may see some art get placed as Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction and Benefit,” reports Evan Pricco. “Phase 2 kicks off in a few weeks from Detroit...”   Read More...  

Juxtapoz x Detroit Power House Productions Artist Line-Up Announced

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 25, 2010
We are happy to announce the 6 artists joining Power House Productions in Detroit to re-imagine the homes that we purchased from the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction last Fall. We got some winners coming to Detroit.

A Progress Report from Power House: Summer 2010, Detroit, Michigan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We just received a summer update from Power House, whom we raised money for during our 2009 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction. This Fall we are sending artists [Richard Colman, Rene Almanza, Saelee Oh, Retna, Monica Canilao...] to Detroit to help paint, organize, and build in the neighborhood, and Power House has spent the past 6 months buying homes, and prepping the entire ongoing project.   Read More...  

Meeting Up with Richard Colman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 01, 2010
Richard Coleman is one unique, bizarre, talented person, but then again, aren't many good artists? “We have a little feature cooking with Richard right now, and he is also going to Detroit for our project with Power House later this Fall, so we had a lot of conversing to do.”   Read More...  

Can you ever have Too Much of a Good Thing: Power House at MOCAD

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 03, 2010
Power House Project's Mitch and Gina, the group that Juxtapoz' 15th Anniversary Auction benefited and is in the midst of a major Juxtapoz collaboration on the ground in Detroit, are having an exhibition under their Design 99 name at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, called Too Much of a Good Thing. Read More...  

A MOCAD exhibit by Design 99 / Power House Project of Detroit

Street Art // Thursday, June 03, 2010
  Power House Project's Mitch and Gina, the group that Juxtapoz' 15th Anniversary Auction benefited and is in the midst of a major Juxtapoz collaboration on the ground in Detroit, are having an exhibition under their Design 99 name at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, called Too Much of a Good Thing. I read on Core77.com that "Over the past few months, they've developed the Neighborhood Machine, a repurposed, freshly-painted Bobcat, extending the concept of the Power House. Part-sculpture, part-community tool, the vehicle can be hooked to a series of "project trailers," each specific to a task performed in the neighborhood: collecting found material, gardening (Design99 maintain a tree nursery in an empty lot), power generation with photovoltaics, and, of course, moving stuff around."     Read more about the exhibit here.

Meet the Yellow House: Powerhouse x Juxtapoz in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A message from Mitch Cope of Power House Project, the beneficiary non-profit of the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction: “Here's the 'Yellow House'...” Read More...  

More Progress in Detroit for Auction

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 15, 2010
Things are moving along well. Take a look at this quick update from Power House Project in Detroit, who is moving the project along on the ground from the fundraising efforts of our Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction.   Read More...  

Breaking Ground: Power House x Juxtapoz Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 06, 2010
Here's a little proof we didn't just take all the money we raised from last November's auction and go on vacation. Mitch Cope of Power House Project in Detroit, the non-profit we raised money for with our Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit show and auction, is beginning to lay all the groundwork for the 2nd and 3rd phases of the Project.   Read More...  

Catching Up with Martha Cooper

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 29, 2009
We're going to take a moment to visit with a marvelous photographer: Martha Cooper. Aside from her crisp urban imagery, we love this lady for her badass, never-stop attitude.

Swimming Cities, From Spy’s Perspective

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 21, 2009
Swoon’s “Swimming Cities” project ranks for us as one of the most impressive art installations of the year, arguably the decade. An adventure like this [Swoon and her crew essentially constructed a vessels out of trash and hit the open sea] has an equally intriguing back-story. Read a personal account of the quest by artist Spy Emerson here.

Swoon at Work

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 18, 2009
Swoon (Juxtapoz #73) is one of the most widely respected American female contemporary artists working today. With an eye for the unconventional, she is constantly pushing boundaries.

Welcome to December: Juxtapoz Barnstormers Issue

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 17, 2009
We’ve been hyped on this issue for months around the Jux offices: our December 2009 edition. To celebrate the year’s closing, and our 15th year in existence, we dedicated an entire issue to one of the most groundbreaking and influential collective movements of our existence: The Barnstormers.

Get Bidding at Charity Buzz

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 01, 2009
Just to make it all crystal clear, we're reminding you once again that our big 15th Anniversary Art Auction is being held online at CharityBuzz.com in two waves. Why? Because we got so much stunning artwork, we thought it would be better to break it up so you all had less artwork to cull through. This Dave Ellis piece (who will be in our upcoming December 2009 issue) is part of the first wave, and already has multiple bids.

Swoon Video: Ashore and Afloat

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Swoon (Juxtapoz cover #73). Oh, you've seen her: from New York's P.S. 1 and Deitch Projects to Hui No'eau on Maui and Berlin's gritty street corners. Notorious for constructing a giant floating raft and sailing it down river (twice!), she is neither a pirate nor a street artist.

Down the Ganges with Swimming Cities

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 27, 2009
New York based art group Swimming Cities collective (including the likes of Jux favorites like Swoon, Monical Canilao, and more) will embark on a new voyage through India in mid March 2010 on the Ganges River. “Our team of artists, mechanics, and performers will collaborate with South Asian artists, musicians, and tradesmen to create a fleet of sculptural river craft.”

Swoon Sets up for Nuart Festival in Norway

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 10, 2009
Nuart is in full swing, with favorites like Swoon (pictured above), David Choe, Judith Supine, and more to leave their mark in Norway. Grab behind the scenes pictures of Swoon setting up.

Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Monica Canilao

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Bay Area-based artist Monica Canilao (Juxtapoz #93) graciously donated a stunning acrylic and burned wood piece for the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction, “The Big Payback”. Learn more about this organically inspired creator by reading a recent conversation with friend and fellow artist, Swoon.

New Swimming Cities Project: Down the Ganges

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 01, 2009
The Swimming Cities collective (including the likes of Jux favorites Swoon, Monical Canilao, and more) is planning a new project for mid March 2010 on the Ganges River in India to coincide with the Kumbh Mela festival, the largest human gathering on the planet.

Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Joey Garfield

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 27, 2009
Our next stellar contributing artist featured in the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction is Joey Garfield. Photographer, documentarian, music video director, writer, artist; Joey seems to have done it all. And continues to do so with style.

Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Swoon

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2009
Things have been very busy around the Juxtapoz offices, largely in part due to our upcoming 15th Anniversary Art Auction. A benefit presented by Upper Playground in collaboration with Power House Project of Detroit, the art auction will help raise funds to purchase and renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes in the Detroit area.

NuArt Festival to Hit Norway

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Nuart, the annual international street art festival based in Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway, will run this year from the first week in September for a month. An international team of street artists, including Swoon, David Choe, and Judith Supine, will start to leave their mark on the city's walls and contribute to a one month long Nuart static show.

Dave Schubert in The Backroom Gallery at Dirtypilot

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2009
“What can we say except we are stoked to have acquired an amazing collection of work by Mission Based Photographer Dave Schubert,” writes Dirty Piltot. “15 amazing images including shots of artist friends Dash Snow, ?Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson and more.” It’s all part of their Backroom Gallery, A Group Show 24/7.

Balk Talk with Monica Canilao

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2009
She’s been described by Swoon as a “rising star,” even as “a natural.” San Francisco Bay Area based Monica Canilao (Juxtapoz #93) creates layered, deep, and intellectually challenging pieces. One of the hardest working artists around, Monica spends her days experimenting with new mediums, planning work dates (“because it brings me a lot of joy to be working around others and skill sharing whenever possible”), and taking the craft of handmade artistry to new levels.   Learn more about this insatiable artist and why she claims “eating sandwiches and inventing rap” was the best things she’s done to breakthrough as an artist.

Swimming Cities of Serenissima Benefit from Swoon

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 02, 2009
The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand-crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from Slovenia to Venice, Italy this May to crash the Venice Biennale. Two of the vessels navigated the Hudson river in 2008 and the project is descended from the Miss Rockaway Armada, which navigated the Mississippi River on junk rafts in 2006 and 2007. The vessels are made of found materials and run on recycled car engines and biodiesel. In order to provide continued funding for this incredible project, a benefit exhibition hosted by Glowlab will take place in New York City during Armory Show week, March 5 – 8, 2009. Participating artists include Swoon, Maya Hayuk, The London Police, Martha Cooper, Monica Canilao, Dennis McNett, Imminent Disaster, Eric White, Tod Seelie, Molly Crabapple, C. Damage, Elbow Toe and many more. This is an event anyone even close to the East Coast should try to swim out for, as The Swimming Cities will be sailing away soon after. More info on the project at swimmingcities.org

Swoon's Swimming Cities of Serenissima Benefit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from the Karst region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy in May of 2009. Designed by the visual artist SWOON, the floating sculptures are descendants of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea (Hudson River, 2008) and the Miss Rockaway Armada (Mississippi River, 2006 and 2007). SWOON's boats are inspired by dense urban cityscapes and thickly intertwined mangrove swamps from her Florida youth. The Swimming Cities of Serenissima are built from salvaged materials, including modified Mercedes car motors with long-tail propellers. The boats' crew is made up of 30 collaborating artists from the United States. In order to provide continued funding for this incredible project, a benefit exhibition hosted by Glowlab will take place in New York City during Armory Show week, March 5 – 8, 2009. Participating artists include Swoon, Maya Hayuk, The London Police, Martha Cooper, Monica Canilao, Dennis McNett, Imminent Disaster, Eric White, Tod Seelie, Molly Crabapple, C. Damage, Elbow Toe and many more. This is an event anyone even close to the East Coast should try to swim out for, as The Swimming Cities will be sailing away soon after. If you can’t make it out, Todd Chandler shot a film called FLOOD aboard the vessels of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, which is currently in post-production. Peep a teaser clip from the film below and then snag more info on the project at swimmingcities.org    

Opening Night: "From The Streets of Brooklyn" at Thinkspace

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2009
From The Streets of Brooklyn, the wide survey of the many street and graffiti artists who call Brooklyn their home, opened to a packed house last weekend at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Curated by Brooklyn's Ad Hoc Art (represented above by co-founder Garrison Buxton, center, and director Andrew Michael Ford, right, with Thinkspace's Andrew Hosner, left.) This show features almost 50 artists, including AIKO, Dan Witz, Swoon, ELBOW-TOE, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Josh MacPhee, Maya Hayuk, and more. Yeah, they went all-out on this one- just get a load of that wall below. Does that even look like Thinkspace? Wheat pastes, stencils, murals, installs and (of course) tags and piece ups are all recognized and included in this incredible examination of what is currently going on and staying up in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. See more opening night magic captured on film here on Flickr.

"From the Streets of Brooklyn" Group Show in LA from NY

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 07, 2009
We’re so hyped on this show. From The Streets of Brooklyn is a wide survey of the many street and graffiti artists who call Brooklyn their home. Opening this Friday at Thinkspace, From The Streets of Brooklyn is a massive undertaking, curated by Andrew Michael Ford of Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn (duh.) From internationally renowned street artists such as Bast and Swoon to hardcore graf writers such as Kuma and Rate, this show features almost 50 artists (including AIKO, Dan Witz [work shown above] ELBOW-TOE, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Josh MacPhee, Maya Hayuk, and more) from every walk of street art and graf art life. Wheat pastes, stencils, murals, installs and (of course) tags and piece ups are all recognized and included in this incredible examination of what is currently going on and staying up in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. A photomontage by street art photographer Luna Park is included in the show as well as great installations in the gallery by Gaia with Rachel Lowing (front entry area) and Imminent Disaster (project room area). Also, be sure to check the area around the gallery for the incredible chalk shadows of Ellis G. dotting the sidewalks and enhancing the mundane city landscape, even if only until the next rain. Take a preview look at some of the works that will grace Thinkspace Gallery in From The Streets of Brooklyn, opening this Friday January 9th and get more info right over here…

New Image Art Celebrates 15 Years

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 05, 2009
New Image Art will be celebrating 15 years of exhibiting some of the best contemporary art the world has to offer by exhibiting more art by some of the best contemporary artists working today. Good idea, huh? Opening Saturday, January 24th, 2009 New Image will showcae an exhibit offering works by such seminal artists: Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Deanna Templeton, Judith Supine, Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, Jim Houser, Matt Leines, Swoon, faie, David Ellis, Neckface, AIKO, The Date Farmers, Anthony Lister, Os Gemeos, Jeff Soto, Kime Buzzelli, Geoff Mcfetridge, and more. If you can get a more rock solid grouping, we’d like to know because this exhibit is pretty close to diamond status. More at newimageartgallery.com

"Brooklyn Block Party" & "Junk Store"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Brooklyn Block Party, a group showing from Richard Mock, Swoon, David Ellis, Mike Houston, Martin Mazorra, Dennis McNett, Judith Supine, ElbowToe, Gaia, c.damage, and Imminent Disaster comes to Ad Hoc Art on Friday, December 12th, 2008. Brooklyn Block Party will showcase both wood and lino hand-cut original blocks (get it…Brooklyn Block Party) along with the prints pulled from each block created by these prolific artists. On top of all that, C215 (work shown) will grace the project room with his solo show, Junk Store. With so many sick artists in one place, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot more crackin’ on December 12th than Ad Hoc in Brooklyn, New York. Both Brooklyn Block Party and Junk Store run December 12th, 208 - January 4th, 2009. More at adhocart.org

Preview: "Raw Skies" at Carmichael Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Raw Skies, a group show featuring seven diverse artists from the US, Canada, Brazil, and South Korea. Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Jana Joana, Kay2, Labrona, Produkt, and Vitché, each of whom is gaining international recognition for their innovative and inspiring urban artistry, have each used a wide variety of media to contribute exciting new bodies of work to this group exhibition, which is sure to blow the kids away in style and quality. The opening reception for Raw Skies will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2008 and will be open for viewing through Sunday, October 26th, 2008. Make sure to learn about all artists participating in Raw Skies! More here.

On the Streets with Swoon

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Despite global recognition, Swoon never stops staying true to the streets. What we love so much about this maverick is that she puts just as much time in to her transient wheatpastes as she does in to her gallery work. “I know that people respect the extreme commitment that I put into my work. It’s sometimes hard for people to understand how I can spend so much time on a piece and then put it up on the streets where it can be gone so quickly. “At first, I was precious about everything and wanted my work to be permanent. And because I knew that it wasn’t permanent on the street, I wasn’t putting all I had into my work. But then something happened where I stopped caring about permanence and started putting everything I had into the work. At that moment, everything changed for me,” stated Swoon in an interview with Swindle. “And when I finally finished it, I put it up on the street and never felt happier. And the amazing thing I learned was that the work that I put the most into seemed to last the longest.” Using the city as a canvas, Swoon has been hitting New York with her trademark portraits full of raw emotion, and this piece is no exception.

Video: Ron English, Swoon, JetSet Graffiti x Santa's Ghetto

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2008
Check out this footage from Banksy’s Santa’s Ghetto Exhibition in Bethlehem. Ron English, SWOON, and JetSet Graffiti donated artwork to Santa’s Ghetto and traveled there to paint on the Apartheid Wall and work in solidarity with the elusive British artist Banksy. The effort was made to raise awareness of the horrible reality that faces the Palestinian and Israeli people on a daily basis. Using art as a catalyst for change, these brave artists ventured into a live war-zone to create their unique and distinctive form of street art and make a statement to the world about the horrors of oppression and marginalization of minorities in modern society. The exhibition raised 1 million dollars for the children of Palestine. For more information or to make a donation to the Santa’s Ghetto project, visit www.santasghetto.com

Photos: "Trespass Alliance: Inside Urban Art"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2008
If you’re American, you might have seen this image and thought “Yum, McDonald’s.” Of course, if you’re from anywhere else, you probably turned your nose at such a heinous form of food and wondered, “Why is an art magazine like Juxtapoz promoting unhealthy junk food?” Okay, hopefully cultural stereotypes like that never cross your mind, but hey, we can make fun of America because we’re based in San Francisco. And everything about SF is far superior to the rest of the country. We drive Hybrids and banned plastic bags to prove it. Seriously though, this piece from Laura Keeble is titled The Glass Supper and is part of the awesome group show Trespass Alliance: Inside Urban Art at Andipa Gallery in (of course) London. Featuring a wealth of work from internationally renowned urban artists, including: Swoon, Jose Parla, Judith Supine (Juxtapoz issue #90) D*Face, and more, Trespass Alliance proves urban art can thrive on the streets, as well as in galleries. Check out more photos from Trespass Alliance: Inside Urban Art right this way…

Swoon, Chris Stain, and The Polaroid Kidd

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2008
What do Swoon, Chris Stain, and The Polaroid Kidd all have in common? They’re all super talented artists that have been in the game long enough to know that YouTube movies featuring them without words can totally rock. This lil’ movie is of their recent show together in France at Galerie LJ Beaubourg. Sit back, get down with the artsy beats in this short, and watch masters as they prepare for a show.

SWOON at New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 14, 2008
New Image Art is pleased to announce the first Los Angeles solo exhibition by SWOON, Drown Your Boats, opening Saturday, February 16th. Partially inspired by Angela Carter's Burning Your Boats, this show, and much of SWOON's work is not only a momentary glimpse in contemporary life; her work speaks of tales, legends, and variations on mythic themes, sparked by great vitality, inventiveness, and a deeply macabre imagination. Having recently participated in an armada of sorts SWOON along with other fellow Pittsburgh "boat punks" constructed their own flotilla and sailed down the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers! For this new exhibition SWOON will be executing a canoe as her central installation piece that will later become part of a Deitch Projects show this Fall. SWOON's worlds are often populated by realistically rendered, and evocatively cutout street people, often her friends and family. You've probably encountered SWOON's work before: she has been covering the streets of New York with her signature cutouts for several years. Often found in beautiful states of decay, her wheat-pasted cut outs "collaborate" with the street to create a time-based public artwork that we simply can't get enough of! More info at New Image Art online. Images courtesy Josh White.

Santa's Ghetto

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 03, 2007
As an artist, the most you can hope for from your work is to create change, be it social, political, or personal. The Santa's Ghetto project that has happened in London the last couple of years is about trying to change art from something separate and elite into something for everyone to enjoy, something that's part of the world, not apart from it. This year, Santa's Ghetto is going even further, conceptually and physically, all the way to the holiday source: Bethlehem. Nestled in one of the most war-torn cities on Earth, the store will exist only as a positive force for change, with all the proceeds going to help local youth projects. The distance is prohibitive for those of us who can't just jump on a plane to the Middle East, and the city is not without its hazards (in general, you run less of a risk being blown up by a suicide bomber while buying art in London), but that just means that the buyers will be more dedicated to the love of art and creating change. This year the roster of contributing artists includes 3D, Abdul Rohman, Elmzyen Adam, Koukoudakis Aiko, Ayed Arafah, Banksy, Bast, Ben Turnbull, Blu, Conor Harrington, Eine, Erica il Cane, Faile, Gee Vaucher, James Cauty, Jonathan Yeo, Karim Dabbah, Kelsey Brookes, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Paul Insect, Sir Peter Blake, Peter Kennard, Kat Phillips, Ron English, Sam 3, Sickboy, Souleiman Mansour, Swoon, and Yousef Katalo. That is a heavy, heavy list. Even if you can't afford the art, or the plane ticket, you can check out the Santa's Ghetto website, www.santasghetto.com, for photos of the available works as well as the various paintings that some of the artists are making around the city, including the heavily guarded wall that surrounds the city on three sides. If nothing else, let this project remind you that you don't have to give gifts just to people you know. There are thousands of worthwhile charities that can benefit from your donations as much as, or more than, your nephew needs an XBOX. And they won't get tired of it after 30 minutes.

Swoon, Faile, + David Ellis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Photos from The Burning House, a group show with art and installation by Swoon, David Ellis, and Faile at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Opening night was Saturday, January 20th and the show runs through February 24th, 2007.
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