California based artist, Andrew Myers works by oil painting on top of the head of hundreds of screws to create unique 3 Dimensional Sculpture-like portraits and visuals. We take a closer look at some of his screw works:
His video on the makings of ‘Fading Thoughts’ reveal his meticulous work in progress and show how these elaborate works come to life:
Currently up for display in NY is a strange looking giant billboard by Artist Christian Rex van Minnen known for his strange and fantastical interpretations of classical still life and portrait paintings. His recent installation is that of one of his paintings from his solo show at Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado for Artha Projects and Prince Media. If you happen to be in NY, go see it for yourself on 6th and Grand in Tribeca:
Muralist JAZ finished a wall in the festival Color Walk in Ciudad Juarez Mexico. The city marked by recent years of severe violence is trying to shed its infamy as one of the most dangerous cities in all of North and South America. This particular mural that JAZ finished is exactly about that political an social situation in Mexico and it reflects on the eagle myth with irony. It is also supposed to be a tribute to the 43 students that went missing on Sept. 26th.
Upper Playground releases a new design this week: The ‘Bay Area Champs’ design will be available in store and online at upperplayground.com as a hoodie and t-shirt in two color ways. Click on the photos for more information.
Bay Area Champs T-shirt in Black or Athletic Gray:
Bay Area Champs Zip Hoodie in Black or Athletic Gray:
Photographer Henrik Haven sends us the latest work in progress at Urban Xchange: Crossing Over in Malaysia. This event presented by Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot will feature new public murals in the streets of Penang by Rone, Elle, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic, Karl Adisson, Tank Petrol, Don John, Mr. Toll and some local artists along with a group exhibition with new works by all the participating artists. Here are photos of artists currently at work in Penang:
Made exclusively for Upper Playground in collaboration with Jeremy Fish, each pair is constructed with Premium Cowhide leather lasered with Jeremy Fish Patterns. In addition these unique handmade pairs are made with environmentally friendly, Plantation Crepe Soles and come with a signature Al’s Attire label.
Starting today, the Jeremy Fish Moc Toe Shoes will be available for purchase for 48hrs, until Wed. Nov. 19th, 3PM Pacific Standard Time. Once the order list is closed, Al’s Attire will get to work and focus on constructing these shoes one by one. Due to this process the shoes will need a 6-8 week delivery time. For more info visit Upper Playground or contact us by phone or email at internet@ upperplayground.com.
Upper Playground’s SF Heritage Society and Al’s Attire Shop has been working on a special line of Jeremy Fish handmade products to be released in the coming weeks. The first of the series will be released Monday, Nov. 17th at 3PM PST online as a 48HR SALE of Jeremy Fish Moc Toe Shoes. Here’s a sneak peek:
These handmade shoes individually made by legendary San Francisco shop, Al’s Attire are produced with premium quality cowhides lasered with custom patterns by Jeremy Fish. In addition, these classic wallabee shoes will have genuine plantation crepe soles known for its environment friendly, sustainable production of the material which come from natural rubber trees.
Available in Men’s sizes only: 9-9.5-10-10.5-11. Priced at $389 a pair.
This item will be for sale at upperplayground.com for 48hrs only, starting 3PM Pacific Standard Time, NOV. 17th to 3PM Pacific Standard Time, NOV. 19th. For more information please email email@example.com.
For a limited time, Upper Playground and creator of ‘Shinganist’, Usugrow, is giving away one FREE 8×10 inch print with each online purchase at upperplayground.com. The deal is only good while supplies last so be sure to take on the opportunity while it’s still available.
The beautiful 8×10 print is from Usugrow’s HASADHU series from his work titled ‘CREATION’ done with ink on paper, currently on display at Fifty24SF Gallery. Usugrow’s solo show ‘INKFLOW’ will be open to the public until Sunday, November 23. Check out the gallery website for more information.