MoMA Brings Juxtapoz to the Big Screen

Underground art bible Juxtapoz will be celebrated with a film festival of sorts at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which next month screens seven new and recently released documentary features on artists associated with the San Francisco–based arts and culture journal. Each program will include conversations between the artists, filmmakers, and special guest speakers. Organized by MoMA’s Ron Magliozzi, the week-long series, “All the Wrong Art”: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film, kicks off on Monday, February 7, with the East Coast premiere of Douglas Blake’s 2010 biographical documentary Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’, which recounts the Juxtapoz founder’s emergence from his Kustom Kulture and Zap Comix roots to become a celebrated artist. Juxtapoz called it “an irreverent and hilarious view of what is so right about contemporary art in America.” Other programs include Tattoo the World on body art master Don Ed Hardy (before Christian Audigier got a hold of him), a new film on sculptor and rock musician Elizabeth McGrath (Miss Derringer), and Dirty Hands, Harry Kim’s portrait of artist David Choe. See the full schedule here.