Juxtapoz Magazine

Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine

Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine is a magazine created in 1994 by a group of artists and collectors including Robert Williams, C.R. Stecyk, Greg Escalante and others to both help define and celebrate urban contemporary art. It is published by High Speed Productions, the same company who publishes Thrasher Skateboard magazine in San Francisco, California.

It reflects Williams' own sensibility -- a combination of California "Big Daddy" Ed Roth-style pop surrealism (identified by some as synonymous with low brow art and others as its own genre, as detailed in low brow art entry) and the serious figurative craftsmanship that is more likely to be found among illustrators than fine artists today.

Many famed illustrators and painters received their first serious recognition in Juxtapoz, including Lori Earley, Mark Ryden, among others.

Currently, Juxtapoz has the largest circulation of any art magazine in the United States.

Gwynned Vitello, C.R. Stecyk III, along with Williams, are executive editors.

In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor

June 22 - Oct 5, 2008. The Laguna Art Museum. This exhibition presents the work of 150 artists and posits that there has been a huge, but unacknowledged art movement taking place in this country for the last 40 years. Since 1994, this ground swelling of lowbrow, surrealistic, pop, figurative, narrative work has coalesced and found a voice in the pages of Juxtapoz magazine published in San Francisco.

This exhibition is organized by Laguna Art Museum and curated by Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery and Public Programs at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays by the curator and Laguna Art Museum director Bolton Colburn.

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