Fans of David Choe (featured) will no doubt know his well-documented troubles with the law in Japan going all the way back to 8 years ago. Not only did his time in jail change him as a person and as an artist, he was also banned from going back to the country until only recently. Along with experiencing all that Japan had to offer, one place he made sure to visit was Good Smile Company (producers of his Munko toy) and their new factory, where […]
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Back in Fall, David Choe (featured) announced the release of his latest book Snowman Monkey BBQ. This 266 page hard cover compiles numerous artwork including his gorgeous signature watercolors. Mr. Choe recently held a signing with the good folks at The Hundreds to reward his New York fans. Hundreds of people braved the cold weather to geek out with the Los Angeles-based artist for a little face time and they were definitely rewarded as he arrived in costume and took time to speak to each attendee and draw in their […]
It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s time to round up some art related videos again that you may be interested in. First on our list this time is a trailer of an upcoming documentary (seen via Booooooom) about Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and his provocative work. Release is scheduled for summer of 2015 and it looks to be a good one. Other notables videos seen below include: A Q&A with Adam Neate. A look at Futura’s solo show in Shanghai. Neckface, […]
For our latest Rewind feature, we draw your attention to a video interview with the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Watch footage from her studio as she works as well as talk about balance between showing the beauty of the ocean balanced with the negative effects of climate change, the influence of her mother, and other subjects. Other notable videos include: Vogue Taiwan puts together a film featuring Gary Baseman’s exhibition at MOCA Taipei. Hippopothames by Florentijn Hofman. Exhibition walk-through of Gagosian Gallery’s CLEAR exhibition. Mona Kuhn […]
Tomorrow (September 5th) at 3:00 pm PST, David Choe (featured) will be releasing a new hardcover book entitled Snowman Monkey BBQ, the same name as his museum show in Mexico last year (covered). Filled with colorful watercolors like those seen at the exhibition, the 266 page book will be released in several packages outlined below. Head over HERE tomorrow to cop yours if you are interested in adding it to your collection or wait for the $60 regular edition book to be released later this […]
From our recent coverage of a showing at GR2, you already know that this is the 20 year anniversary of art and culture magazine Giant Robot. SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California, opening on April 19th, continues the celebration with a group show featuring artists Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe, seen above painting a large mural. Other artist working on walls include Sean Chao and Andrew Hem. Rounding out the exhibition […]
Today at 3:00 PM PST, David Choe (featured) will be releasing a new print entitled Dragon Girl, with 100% of all proceeds donated to help the Typhoon Haiyan Relief in the Philippines. Measuring 3 feet by 3 feet, the edition of 38 costing $1200 has a little hand-painted watercolor on each one. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Also for the creative types out there, Choe will be giving away 2 or 3 of these to those who […]
The newest VICE magazine features the artwork of David Choe (featured) gracing its cover on what they refer to as their The Horse Is a Horse of Course of Course issue. If you remember, VICE was for whom Choe’s Thumbs Up! series was filmed for where the street and graffiti artist was seen hitchiking his way across North America and China. Discuss David Choe here.
Later today (3:00 PST), David Choe (featured) will be releasing a series of pizza inspired prints from Trapeze Editions. Sized at 22″ x 28″ and costing $149, the images are rendered with Choe’s signature watercolor technique and will come in three variants – the Loaded Edition of 187, the Pepperoni Edition of 23, and the Cheese Edition of 7. The lower run versions will be randomly mailed in place of the Loaded Edition and not only that, Choe will paint random extra pepperonis on the first couple of […]
Along with the plethora of murals painted for this year’s Nuart Festival (see previous years), the artists involved also put together a group exhibition indoors as well. David Choe, C215, Martin Whatson, Hush, Ernest Zacharevic, Dal East, Faith47, Martha Cooper, Aiko and others all created works in their own recognizable style. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven.