‘Fera’ by Bicicleta Sem Freio Presented by JustKids March 5th-8th in London

Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio, will present their first exhibition in Europe, as JustKids hosts pop-up show, “Fera”, March 5th-8th at RexRomae in London. After their recent run of large-scale murals throughout Europe and America in major cities like Berlin, London, Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles, Bicicleta Sem Freio bring their signature style of expressive line work and vibrant colors to the four-day pop-up show curated by Charlotte Dutoit.

“FERA” is Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first solo show in Europe. The duo will return to California, and present their first show in the United States at Fifty24SF in San Francisco this Spring.

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Bicicleta Sem Freio mural in Los Angeles
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About JustKids:
JustKids is a network of curators, artists, designers and art consultants that creates international large scale art events and gallery shows, designs conceptual spaces and connects top-tier artists with leading global brands. Since 2013, Justkids has supported a diverse team of inspirational pros and upcoming talents to meet the demands of a constantly evolving art scene, creating new experiences through various mediums, including public installations, large scale murals, live performances, videos and exhibitions.

Exhibition Dates: Opening March 5th 6-9pm, March 6th – 8th,  12p.m. to 6p.m. REXROMAE, 9 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA

For upcoming details about the show please follow JustKids:
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Mangchi Releases 1st Edition Vinyl Records with David Choe, James Jean and Aaron Horkey

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For the ultimate David Choe and DVDASA fan, the highly anticipated release of this pair of 1st Edition Vinyl Records of supergroup MANGCHI featuring Money Mark, SteeBee WeeBee, Igloo Hong, Heather Leather and CECI DeeCee. The NEGA MOLA record is graced with custom artwork by Aaron Horkey and James Jean. The second record, EEGA MOYA has cover art by none other than, David Choe.

MANGCHI NEGA MOLA
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MANGCHI NEGA MOLA (Back)
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MANGCHI EEGA MOYA
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MANGCHI EEGA MOYA (Back)
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About the Band:

“A fart from a child born without a butthole”, is what MANGCHI sounds like said 1 of the 2 people who were let into a room to hear this new sound. The second person, John Cusack , actor/comedian/artist from such films as “SAY ANYTHING” and “ROADSIDE PROPHETS” described the music as “If korn, depeche mode and the beastie boys were forced in a bus together to tour north korea, and all their lead singers quit in the middle of the tour, and the band picked up the korean versions of Debbie Gibson, Stacey-Q, and buddy Holly to replace the singers who just happened to be hitchhiking on The north korean countryside road, and then they all got in a tour bus accident and all got whiplash and broken bones, but Kim JONG UN made them play a show anyways with broken necks right on the side of road using the broken car parts as instruments over the non-existent ambulance sirens, that’s the closest I can get to describing the MANGCHI sound…. So basically listening to GOD’s voice as he’s hitting puberty… so basically Art.”

The SF Heritage Preservation Society to Release Premium Handmade Leather Wallets by Jeremy Fish and Al’s Attire

The SF Heritage Preservation Society, in association with artist, Jeremy Fish, is proud to announce this week, a new addition to our Premium Leather Collection by Al’s Attire x Upper Playground.  These handmade leather wallets are made with genuine Bavarian leather, laser etched with Jeremy Fish pattern and constructed by expert craftsmen of the legendary San Francisco shop, Al’s Attire.

Available online only, this Thursday, February 26th at Noon (Pacific Standard Time).  Limited to an Edition of 12, these wallets will go fast!

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PREMIUM HANDMADE LEATHER WALLET
by Al’s Attire x Upper Playground in collaboration with Jeremy Fish

Price: $85

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT

- Limited Edition of 12
- Handcrafted Bi-Fold Construction
- High Quality Soft Bavarian Leather
- Laser Etched with Jeremy Fish Design
- Multiple Card Slots
- Custom Leather Label
- MADE IN USA

 

Gonzalo Borondo Celebrates “Animal” Exhibition with First Book, “Memento Mori”

Spanish artist, Gonzalo Borondo’s acclaimed solo exhibition “Animal” will close February 26th at Londonewcastle Project Space in London, UK.  The RexRomae curated exhibition, will celebrate the highly regarded three week display with the release of “Animal”, a Limited Edition catalog, and Borondo’s first book “Memento Mori”.
“Animal” launched February 5, 2015. Below are selected photos from the exhibition and information on the final show.
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Final Show:
February 26, 2015, 6PM
Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP London, UK
Yardpress and RexRomae present “Animal”,  a Limited Edition catalog that encompasses the entire exhibition, and “Memento Mori”, the first book by Gonzalo Borondo.
Borondo will be in attendance to sign the catalog and book. Only 50 catalogs and 50
books will be available Feb 26.

Pee-wee Herman Makes Return With New Film on Netflix

Pee-wee Herman is back, as Paul Reubens will star as the memorable 1980s TV character in “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday”, distributed by Netflix.  Reubens, who starred as the fictional character in two previous films, will team with producer Judd Apatow, the writer-director of comedic films like “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”.

Striking Portraits on Technology vs Man by Justin Bower

Los Angeles based artist, Justin Bower, paints striking portraits with destabilizing colors and fragmentation of facial structures that surprise the viewer.  The neon glow and contradicting color combinations  and textures refer to a digital aesthetic that collide into a computer like logic all gone wrong.  The large-scale paintings are created entirely by hand, without any computer assistance. Bower uses expressive brushstrokes on the giant faces that often include multiple eyes, spliced noses, and melting mouths, and florescent sparks that reflect on the destabilizing and traumatic impact of technology on the human psyche and body.
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To see more of Justin’s work check out justinbower.com

Retrospective of Björk at Museum of Modern Art, New York Opens March 8th, 2015

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Icelandic musician, Björk will open a full career retrospective show at Museum of Modern Art, New York on March 8th, 2015.  The retrospective titled, Björk is dedicated to the multifaceted work of the singer, composer, and musician, illuminating her contributions to performance art, recordings, film, costumes, instruments and visuals throughout her expansive 20 year career.

The full-scale exhibition produced in collaboration with MoMA’s Chief Curator at Large, Klaus Biesenbach and Björk, will bring together a chronology of sounds, installations, objects, videos and all that contributes to the experience of what she creates through and around her music. The exhibition guided by a narrative co-written by the artist and Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson, will begin with the release of Björk’s first mature solo album, Debut, in 1993, and move through her career chronologically up to her most recent album release in 2015, including her new video and music installation commissioned especially for the Museum, Black Lake (which also appears on her new album, Vulnicura).

The highly anticipated retrospective show will open March 8th and run until June 7th 2015.

Watch Black Lake and visit her website at bjork.com.

Upper Playground Releases New Logo Designs by Benjie Escobar

Upper Playground is pleased to announce the release of five new logo designs by artist and designer, Benjie Escobar. Benjie brings his eclectic background to the UP design table, creating original logos for Upper Playground and showcasing his style. All new designs are available in store and online at upperplayground.com.

About the Artist:
Benjie Escobar is an LA-based, multi-media artist and designer. His work and his aesthetic sensibilities come from a variety of influences that range from his childhood in Pomona, anime, lowrider bike culture, graffiti, raves, streetwear, DJ culture, Japan, typography, design & illustration and perhaps most importantly, hamburgers or was it pizza?

In addition to his creative work, Benjie is also a curator of art exhibitions, inventor of new zine genres, art-director of gourmet burger festivals and brand builder of countless companies and gives priceless off-the-cuff marketing tips to anyone who cares to listen, or just happens to be within earshot.

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