Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction hits LA on Nov. 14th…


Juxtapoz has been busy preparing for thier upcoming 15th Anniversary Art Auction. “The Big Payback” is 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.

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The auction features original artwork from well over 100 national and internationally renowned contemporary artists including: Swoon, CR Stecyk III, Shepard Fairey, Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson, Herbert Baglione, Craola, and more along with add’l curatorial assistance from Shooting Gallery, Copro Gallery, New Image Art, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Fifty24SF Gallery, White Walls Gallery and ourselves.

We’re honored to have been asked to take part and have asked the following Thinkspace regulars to donate works for this special charitable event:
Allison Sommers, Joshua Mays, L. Croskey, Ekundayo, Nathan DeYoung, Tony Philippou, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Sarah Joncas, Cherri Wood, Tran Nguyen, Brett Amory, Dan-ah Kim, Catherine Brooks, Kelly Vivanco, David MacDowell and Erik Siador

From November 9-19, 2009, the public will be able to bid on the artwork online. Additionally, in celebration of the auction and Juxtapoz’s 15th anniversary, Upper Playground in collaboration with SA Studios will host an exclusive event in Los Angeles on November 14th, 2009 at The Factory Place Arts Complex to view the featured artwork on display and meet with the contributing artists. More info to follow soon on this.

In order to shed further light on every artist who has generously contributed original artwork, Juxtapoz.com will feature each artist alongside his or her donated artwork that will be available for bidding in November. They kicked things off today with SWOON, watch for regular updtes to follow as we head into the event this November. Can’t wait!

Keep tabs on the pieces for the auction coming together and bid online here.

Mr. Jago ‘Back Talk’ feature at Juxtapoz.com…

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UK based artist Mr. Jago just completed the new ‘Back Talk’ feature with Juxtapoz as part of the set up for our show with him coming up on August 14th. Check out the full feature here.

The works are looking super strong and we’re excited to be hosting the largest collection of works yet from Mr. Jago in the Los Angeles area.

Check out additional shots from Jago’s studio here.

ModArt – A Celebration of 20 Issues & All That Lay Ahead
August 14th – September 4th
Opening Reception: Fri, August 14th, 7-11PM

4210 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles

Brian Viveros print release…

Brian Viveros 'Mess With The Bull'
Brian Viveros 'Mess With The Bull'

“Mess With The Bull”
12×16″ giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag paper
Hand embellished, signed and numbered by the artist
Limited edition of 12 prints – ‘The Dirty Dozen’ (+ 3 artist proofs)
All prints are professionally mounted and framed by Sherman Gallery
LIMIT 1 PER CUSTOMER/ORDER – $400 each plus s&h

Framed image of 'Mess With The Bull'
Framed image of 'Mess With The Bull'

A note from Brian Viveros on the hand embellishment process:
– First what I did is I watered down some acrylic flesh tones and ran it through my custom micron to bring up certain areas bringing this print more to life. I wanted to bring more life to this print as a whole so I worked on each one individually adding to the face and body, just lil’ subtleties ya’ know – not taking away but adding more, something special to each one so its not just your everyday print.

– I then focused on my signature cigarette and eyes adding more detail with white to highlight the lips a little more and the cigarette ash looks even more lit and the eyes I made even deeper and more seductive with a slight touch of black.

– Last I came in with red (“The Blood”) overlaying each rose, her lips and the cape of the bullfighter so that each really pops and adds a little more life and richness to it. Practically bleeding off the paper.

What’s most important is just taking the time to give back & add a little somethin’-somethin’ for those that are purchasing this special print, not to mention the complimentary Spanish bullfighting reddish-black frame to keep her safe. The additions and embellishments are subtle, but it’s just cool and makes it that much more.

Frame closeup
Frame closeup

We’re honored to bring you all this special print. We showcased the original of “Mess With The Bull” at last December’s GenArt Vanguard fair during Art Basel and it was one of the most popular works we brought down to Miami by far.

Please shoot a mail to contact@sourharvest.com now to request your print. There’s been a huge demand for this, and we expect this dirty dozen to sell out quick, so please don’t sleep if you’re serious about wanting one.

Tony Philippou returns to LA this October…

Tony Philippou "Vixen Mary Feels Your Pain"
Tony Philippou "Vixen Mary Feels Your Pain"

Bronx based Tony Philippou is in the thick of things preparing for his debut Los Angeles solo show this October in Thinkspace’s project room (alongside Esao Andrews in the main gallery).

Tony has started a great blog to share his progress with everyone on the show. Check it out below:

Tony Philippou
‘Mary In Bronxzooland’

October 9th – October 30th

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct. 9th 7-11PM

4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction)
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Mr. Jago cometh…

Mr. Jago
Mr. Jago

Thinkspace is proud to present a very special group show which is being curated by the good folks from ModArt magazine out of Europe. The show helps to celebrate the release of ModArt’s 20th issue and a switch to a new quarterly book-based format. This is going to be one visually arresting show featuring a vast array of artists from around the globe.

UK based Mr. Jago will be the featured artist alongside a group show featuring works from an international lineup consisting of:
Ado Jahic
Brooke Reidt
Chris Bourke
Christophe Lambert
Dave The Chimp
El Gato Chimney
Faith 47
Guillaume Desmarets
Jon Burgerman
Landry A. Limbo

Stefan Strumbel
Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre)
Tim Biskup
Vincent Skoglund
Will Barras
PLUS some surprise guests TBA

ModArt Magazine

No New Enemies

‘Sneak Peek’ of works from Mr. Jago and others featured this August here.

ModArtA Celebration of 20 Issues & All That Lay Ahead

August 14th – September 4th
Opening Reception: Fri, August 14th, 7-11PM

4210 Santa Monica Blvd. – Los Angeles, CA 90029 – Tel: 323.913.3375