Hawaii, get ready for the #1 Health Podcast: DVDASA LIVE making a surprise landing in Oahu. Show will be at Join the Republik this Thursday, December 19th at 9PM. David Choe and Asa Akira will record a live podcast for all in attendance. No tickets are required, show is free if you’re old enough to drink and carry id. DVDASA’s usual suspects: Critter Fleming, Bobby Trivia Lee, Yaccuzi Boy will also be present.
NYC Fashion blogs are on fire as Upper Playground’s long time contributor and artist, David Choe reveals his collaboration with Alice + Olivia this week in NYC.
They launched their collaborative designs with a festive disco party including several one-of-a-kind dresses, freshly painted by Choe.
Glow in the dark paint, and models galore:
Beaded ball gowns, shirt dress and skirts will be available in Spring of 2014 at Alice+Olivia by Stacey Bendet boutiques and stores.
The founder and creative genius behind 99centbrains, Franky Aguilar, opened his first solo show this week at Fifty24SF Gallery in Lower Haight, San Francisco. 99centbrains, better known in the mobile world as a popular and innovative leader in developing sticker apps has produced many of them with our favorite artists such as David Choe (Choebot), Alex Pardee (WayCooler), Sam Flores (JungleFever) and also StickUP App for Upper Playground. 99centbrains is also responsible for producing the world famous Snoopify app in collaboration with Snoop Dogg and art by Munk One, Major Lazer’s Lazergram to name a few and continues to lead in its category with apps like Cat Wang, CyberFM and Emoji World. Taking a short break away from app development, Aguilar has produced a show reflecting upon digital aesthetics and its short run history. Sharing his point of view of mashup mixup digital-mania at his first show, CLICK HERE, we are excited to see how this young artist and entrepreneur will expand his career and ambitions.
Check out some of his works on display at Fifty24SF Gallery:
Snowman Monkey BBQ Opened this past weekend at Museo Universitario del Chopo to eager crowds and fans of Choe. This highly anticipated show, which marks the first exhibit of Choe’s in four years did really in include naked girls and many references to his inspirations from Mexico. VICE just released an interview with David in which he explains:
David Choe: I’ve been a gambling addict for most of my adult life. The baccarat room in most casinos is filled with Chinese people, and if you are not high-stakes gambler, to walk into that room is intimidating. It’s very loud, and there’s a lot of superstition, and everything is in Chinese, even in in Vegas. But every once in a while, you’d hear an American word screamed out—either “monkey,” which means you want a face card; “snowman,” which means you need an eight; and “BBQ,” which is when you lose—you get a six and the dealer gets a seven, and you get BBQ’ed. I guess it sounds like something in Chinese. And I was like, this is the fucking craziest game, its literally like 50/50, like flipping a coin, and people are betting millions of thousands of dollars. When I was a young man I thought, I’ll never be like those people. Cut to ten years later, and I’m screaming, “Monkey, monkey, snowman, snowman!” louder than anyone at the table, risking my entire life savings, losing everything, winning everything.
This is my first show in four years. And everyone goes, like, “What’s the holdup?” Well, I was busy screaming “BBQ, monkey, snowman!” I was gambling every single day at every casino in the world, every Indian reservation casino, Monte Carlo, Macau, anywhere where there’s gambling. I fell deep into addiction. But I don’t gamble anymore; I haven’t gambled in almost two years. I went to rehab and all that shit, which is gay, but I did it. I think one out of four gambling addicts kill themselves.
So I thought it was time to do a show, and when they asked me to think of a name for the show, SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ seemed like the right choice.
For more to read checkout the full article at : DAVID CHOE’S MEXICO CITY GALLERY SHOW FEATURES NAKED GIRLS AND VISIONS OF AYAHUASCA
SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ will run until October 27th 2013
Museo Universitario del Chopo
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