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Juxtapoz Magazine – Issue Preview: Summer 2022 with ARYZ, Jenny Holzer, Jaime Muñoz, Faith Ringgold and more!

“Anyone can fly. All you need is somewhere to go that you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.” —Faith Ringgold

We started the Summer 2022 issue just as Russian troops were entering Ukraine and a new era of war in Europe. As it turns out, we’ve been thinking a lot about movement in recent years, not just as a restriction due to a pandemic, but the multifaceted nature of how we perceive the way we transport ourselves and our culture to another. There have been many wars, of course, but social media has presented an immediacy that forces us to confront the plight of the people of Ukraine and their subsequent mass displacement. Along with a pandemic and a fragile global supply chain, it has sparked new energy about the concept of movement in terms of stasis and activation. Talking

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Art values are booming as New York auctions make billions of dollars in sales

A woman takes a photo of Andy Warhol’s ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ on April 29 during Christie’s 20th and 21st Century Art press preview in New York City. Image: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The market for high-end art appears to be booming, with a series of high-value auctions in New York taking Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips total sales to more than $2.5 billion for 2022 already.

Auctions this month alone have included:

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Girl, 16, wins Oakley art contest she didn’t know was contest

Initially, Oakley resident Charitie Tosuner registered her daughter, Layla Tosuner, for Oakley’s recent annual Rock the Chalk competition for her daughter to enjoy an art activity.

The two had no idea it was a contest, but Layla won.

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An 11th-grade student home-schooled by her parents, Layla took first place in her age category against several contestants, drawing a colorful eye with palm trees in the iris. She put a lot of thought into her original design, which took her a bit less than an hour to draw under the morning sun April 23 at Civic Center Plaza. The contest was part of the city’s annual Art in the Park event.

“I, like everyone, encounter the human eye on a daily basis. Sight is one of the most important senses we as people possess,” she said. “The eye is how people connect. Eyes are the mirrors to the soul; its how

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Juxtapoz Magazine – In “Coniunctio”: Christian Rex van Minnen @ Ross + Kramer, NYC

It almost seems like Christian Rex van Minnen, in his mind-bending and contemporary take on the past Masters of Western European painting, hasn’t named a solo show Coniunctio before. “Coniunctio, literally ‘conjunction,’ was used by ancient alchemists to describe chemical unions and Carl Jung adapted this term to describe the psychological union of the opposites, and the birth of new possibilities,” van Minnen said of the title of his new show. “In this body of work, oil painting, monotype, and digital, I have created portraits that are the conjunction of identities, and layers of self. As our consciousness expands further into the digital realm, so do new layers of identity. The interplay of these identities in one’s self is what interests me.”

What the Santa Cruz-based painter has found is a perfect place to explore the depth of painting with the depths of technology, mixed also with the often

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