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Favorite New Thought: Juxtapoz Magazine

Posted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art + About, Culture, Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Indeep Media, Juxtapoz | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

JuxtapozWe’ve been following Juxtapoz since their inception in 1994, we’ve watched with much glee as they’ve grown to the awesome online presence they currently publish. Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine was created by a group of artists and collectors including Robert Williams, Fausto Vitello, C.R. Stecyk III (aka: Craig Stecyk), Greg Escalante, and Eric Swenson to both help define and celebrate urban alternative and underground contemporary art. It was edited from 1996 to 2006 by Jamie O’Shea. Juxtapoz is published by High Speed Productions, the same company that publishes Thrasher Skateboard magazine in San Francisco, California. Juxtapoz launched with the mission of connecting modern genres like psychedelic and hot rod art, graffiti, street art, and illustration, to the context of broader more historically recognized genres of art like Pop, assemblage, old master painting, and conceptual art. Although based in San Francisco, Juxtapoz was founded upon the belief in the virtues of Southern California Pop Culture and the freedom from the conventions of the “established” New York art world. Ferus Gallery, run by Walter Hopps and Irving Blum in the 1950s and 1960s was the ultimate cultural touchstone for the magazine.  Juxtapoz expanded its range in the early 2000s to cover other nascent styles and sub-genres of underground art. Young artists who have received coverage in Juxtapoz include KAWSMark RydenBarry McGeeTodd SchorrCamille Rose GarciaTim Biskup, and Tom SachsSince 2009, Juxtapoz has had the largest circulation of any art magazine in the United States – more than established counterparts like Art News, Art in America, and ArtForum. In addition to printed subscriptions which offer alternative cover images to the newsstand version, Juxtapoz is also available as an on-line digital subscription. As a window into art and culture, Juxtapoz has stood firmly relevant for almost 20 years.  Check Juxtapoz at: http://www.juxtapoz.com/