We are saddened today to learn of the passing of Los Angeles stalwart and one of the legends of pop surrealism, Van Arno. As one of the great artists that Juxtapoz was able to document and cover in our early years and into the 21st Century, Van Arno's talent as a draftsman was nearly second to none. His imagination was always a strong point in his paintings, and with a bit of salaciousness and technique, brought his world to life with a paintbrush like few others. 

Our thoughts go out to his family, and to the thousands of artists Van Arno influenced and will continue to carry the torch of his work.