Artist David Choe is working on releasing limited edition books that are related to his last major installation and show in Mexico City titled ‘Snowman, Monkey, BBQ’. Each book will come with a print and an etched wooden box. Some of these boxes will be hand embellished and even hand painted by the artist. No announcement of when these books will be available have been made yet.
REVOK is without doubt one of the most renowned graffiti writers on the planet. Although he’s traveled the world over, in his adopted hometown of Detroit, he’s been re-energized and has found grist for an entirely new form. This newer body of work, REVOK’s fantastic assemblages, are comprised of found materials from abandoned houses and buildings from throughout Detroit. These colorfully textured 3D collages are highly sought after and well documented in the book. Further, Made in Detroit contrasts the new thrust of his artistic output against a background of terrific on-location photography, cutting to the very soul of this enigmatic place. Printed in edition of 2500, every copy is individually spray painted by the artist.
Alex Pardee’s Awful / Homesick, the book we help publish with Zerofriends and Gingko Press, just got released on its second printing, with a brand new cover. Features all of Alex’s work from 2005—2008. Go get it here.
To celebrate his exhibition with Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery, the first 25 people who spend $100 at Upper Playground’s Flagship store on Saturday night, July 14, will receive a free signed copy of Jeremy Fish’sOnce Upon A Time book. Get their early, spend a little money, get a free signed book.
Just in time for his exhibition at our FIFTY24SF Gallery, Jeremy Fish is set to release a new limited edition book, Where Hearts Get Left; a collection of 50 drawings from the show. This book release is a pictorial history of San Francisco’s stories and heroes as seen through the artist’s eyes. Published by 827INK, it is quarter bound by hand in Koskin leather and boasts a phillipine mahogany cover. This body of work and book are intended to be a love letter to San Francisco, “The City That Knows How.” With a foreword by Tommy Guerrero, each book is signed and hand numbered by the artist and is limited to 200 copies. Where Hearts Get Left will first be available at the show’s opening at FIFTY24SF in San Francisco on July 14th, 2012.
Stay High 149, one of the true original NYC graffiti legends, passed away at the age of 61. The New York Times, writes: Wayne Roberts was a pioneering 1970s graffiti writer known as “Stay High 149” who borrowed the haloed stick figure from the title sequence of the 1960s television series “The Saint,” put a joint in its mouth and turned it around. His “Smoker” tag, or signature, turned the heads of legions of imitators and admirers, including the anonymous teenagers who slipped into train yards at night to paint whole cars, as well as Norman Mailer, who featured him in his book “The Faith of Graffiti.”
Two really sad loses over the past 5 days, as yesterday we have lost Where the Wild Things Are author, Maurice Sendak, at the age of 83. He was seeing a bit of resurgence with his legacy over the past 4 years, with retrospectives in museums such as the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, as well as Spike Jonze taking his masterful children’s book to the screen with a wonderful, heartfelt interpretation.
There aren’t many of us who can head out to Qatar to check out Takashi Murakami’s latest exhibition, Ego, but we can click on some Amazon links to buy the catalog that goes with it. As Hypebeast notes, the book features the “artist’s most famous superflat pieces alongside illustrations and photos of various sculptures and structure.” Buy it now, get it in September 2012.
Basim Magdy‘s stainless steel basketball hoop. An odd piece of industrial design. The fact that this is a subway vent is quite brilliant in our book.
Full caption: Good Things Happen When You Least Expect Them, 2010, stainless steel subway vent cover and clear blown glass.
Installation view Street and Studio – From Basquiat to Seripop, Kunsthalle Wien