Fifty24MX artist, DHEAR has been working on a massive mural for project MUSA. The project which took DHEAR a full month to complete is planned to be permanently installed on the exterior of a public hospital in Mexico.
We are excited by the latest news about San Francisco gallerist, Cheryl Haines’ organizing a site-specific installation on Alcatraz by the prominent Chinese activist-artist, Ai Weiwei. Ai, who is forbidden from leaving China, has been commissioned by the For-Site Foundation, which will help develop a 6 part installation on the Rock, based on information Haines has delivered to his studio in Beijing. “At Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz,” which will touch on the history of imprisonment on the island, will run from Sept. 27, 2014, through April 26, 2015. They are anticipating at least 1.5million views of the free show based on the number of visitors who visit the island each year.
Site specific installation will take place at various parts of the island that are like this:
Upper Playground and Fifty24sf Gallery is pleased to announce a Holiday Print Show: “Playground Legends” opening Sat. Dec 14th, 6pm. The show includes limited edition prints from Brian Flynn, Craola, Dora Drimalas, Estevan Oriol, Herbert Baglione, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Mars-1, Miss Van, Morning Breath, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, Pez, Sam Flores, Saner and Smithe. Join us on Opening Night!
Check out these large and elegant murals which popped up this year in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Painted diligently by first time muralist Joshua Gabriel, the two murals accompany each other with motifs of nature and mystical symbols.
Photos via streetartNYC.org.
Upper Playground launched today a 25% off Cyber Monday Sale for all merchandise online at www.upperplayground.com. If you’ve missed our Small Business Sale at our local stores this weekend, now is your chance to shop online. Sale ends tonight at Midnight!
Tomorrow Only: Upper Playground shops in Portland, Berkeley and San Francisco will be having a Small Business Saturday Sale with 20% off select merchandise at all three locations. Our San Francisco shop will be open tomorrow from 10am to 8pm to accommodate shoppers. Visit any of our locations and get a head start on your holiday shopping list!
Upper Playground and Jeremy Fish is proud to release today the limited edition, lasered art panels titled, Calitechnifornia. They will be released in store at our Fillmore shop between 1-3pm today with the artist in attendance. The panels will also be available online at www.upperplayground.com beginning at 1PM PST.
We’re taking particular interest in Ron English’s latest window installations in Berlin. Organized and curated by Yasha Young for Project M, it is in the same building that RONE recently scaled to put up his largest mural to date. We are able to take a closer look, thanks to photographer, Henrik Haven: