Work in progress photos of artists preparing for tonight’s opening of Hecho en Oaxaca in Mexico:
Saner, who showed with our FIFTY24SF Gallery this past Spring, just completed these street works in Oaxaca during the Guelaguetza ceremonies. (via juxtapoz latin america)
Here are some of the final images from the Dr. Lakra and Herbert Baglione mural collaboration done during the Day of the Dead festivities in Oaxaca, Mexico last week. They made a good pairing. We want to thank everyone at Upper Playground Mexico City and FIFTY24MX Gallery for making this happen, and of course, thank you to Dr. Lakra and Herbert Baglione for getting together.
We are extremely excited about the collaboration of two of our favorite contemporary artists, Mexico’s Dr. Lakra and Brazil’s Herbert Baglione The two, just in time of the Day of the Dead festivities in Oaxaca, Mexico, painted this beautiful mural on the streets of Etla. This is just Day 1, and we can’t wait to show you the full mural in the coming days…
From The Citrus Report
Upper Playground Mexico City was able to coordinate our good friend and longtime collaborator, Herbert Baglione, to paint with one of the great contemporary Mexican artists, Dr. Lakra (who has collaborated with UP in the past, and has a major museum exhibition in Mexico City in December 2011), in San Agustin Etla for the Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebration this past week. This is Day 1 of the 3-Day project, and as you can see, both artists were able to combine their unique styles in a seamless, dramatic piece.
Upper Playground is releasing four etching prints from Saelee Oh and Caroline Hwang which started production during late 2010 in Oaxaca, Mexico.
In the end of 2010, illustrators Caroline Hwang and Saelee Oh took residency in Oaxaca, Mexico with the motivation of collaborating with local printmakers to make a series of etching prints. Using the backdrop of the rich indigenous cultures of Oaxaca as their inspiration and the ancient artisanal craftwork in the area as their motivation, Caroline and Saelee coupled with the Arte Cocodrilo collective to construct these intricate etching prints. More than half a year later the laborious process has completed and Upper Playground is releasing this limited edition series of four collaborative prints.
All four prints are signed and numbered by the artists and limited to editions of 40-50. The etchings and printed onto acid-free heavyweight printmaking paper. All four are available exclusively at Upper Playground’s online store and at Upper Playground’s San Francisco location.