Juxtapoz Art and Culture magazine was established by California artist Robert Williams in 1994 to document an exploding art movement emanating largely from the West Coast of the United States.
In the intervening years, this movement has gone global and Juxtapoz has rebranded and reimagined it- self to better represent a generation of artists intent on working outside the ossi ed art establishment.
In this rst volume, Juxtapoz Illustration, artists such as MODE 2, KozynDan, Mike Giant, James Jean, Evan Hecox, Grotesk, Alex Pardee, Jeremy Fish and Morning Breath are brie y pro led and then allowed the space to let their work do the talking.
While all of the artists featured in this volume have ex- perienced professional success and artistic accolades, they remain accessible to the commercial client and art collector alike representing this phenomenal mod- ern movement perfectly.
Banksy is the closest thing we have to Che Guevara. except, as far as we know, he’s never unked medical school, shot anyone or attempted to foment revolution in the Congo. You will nd, gathered lovingly together, in this book - the single best collection of photography of Banksy’s street work that has ever been assembled for print. much to the chagrin of art schools everywhere, it is likely that Banksy will be the best remembered artist of post-millen- nial-depression Britain. His capacity to grab attention and deliver a message, often with a punch line or hidden layer of meaning would have landed him a great job in an advertising agency. If you’ve never heard of Banksy, this book is all you’ll ever need to read to be able to engage in pub table debates about the man and the legend.
This book is about Banksy’s proli c work on the streets, which for the most part has been lost to future generations through greed or the dreaded buff. Consequently, this book seeks to concentrate on his iconic imagery spanning the past decade, from los Angeles to lewisham (and everywhere in between), including many images never before seen. And now with his latest work added into the mix.