Upper Playground & SA Studios sponsored “Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Detroit Project” gets National recognition

Back in November of 2009, Upper Playground and SA Studios partnered to sponsor the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction event held in Los Angeles, with proceeds from the online auction supporting Power House Productions of Detroit.

Fast-forward to October of 2010, after the money raised was used to purchase homes in the Detroit neighborhood that Powerhouse is headquartered, and six artists chosen by Juxtapoz (Swoon, Saelee Oh, Monica Canilao, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, and RETNA) spent a month transforming the homes into unique art projects. The project will continue as experimental artist residencies and livable homes in the Powerhouse neighborhood.

We look forward to seeing how the project evolves in the coming years. Powerhouse and Juxtapoz created a unique, experimental project that uses an abandoned urban landscape into a positive cycle of creative participation from both Detroit and national artists. If this is a blueprint for other cities around the post-industrial world to follow, this is the start.

More images after the jump, all from the Detroit Free Press and ERIC SEALS/DFP. Thank you!

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Director’s Cut of the mini doc with Danny Trejo by Estevan Oriol

Directors-Cut of the MINI Doc with Danny Trejo from Estevan Oriol on Vimeo.

Twentieth Century Fox commissioned SA Studios to produce a series of viral videos promoting the film Machete starring Danny Trejo. Estevan Oriol directs this short, visiting Danny Trejo’s neighborhood where he grew up and interacting with fans at car shows in East LA.

Inglourious Basterds: The Lost Art of the Film

THE LOST ART OF THE FILM “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS”

BENEFIT ART PROGRAM TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE

THE LOST ART OF “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” from SA STUDIOS on Vimeo.

SA Studios Global’s Film Marketing Division has teamed up with Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company to present, THE LOST ART OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

On February 18th, 2010 from 6p – 9p the world will get to preview and purchase the “Lost Art of Inglorious Basterds” at The Upper Playground Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. All proceeds from this program will be donated to The American Red Cross to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.

This creative team has assembled the following select group of accomplished artists, David Choe, Sam Flores, Estevan Oriol, Grotesk, Jeremy Fish, Patrick Martinez, Alex Pardee, Dora Drimalas, Munk One, N8 Van Dyke, Rene Almanza, Morning Breath and Skinner Davis, to create their own poster art based off their interpretation of the Oscar Nominated film, “Inglourious Basterds” artwork.

Each print will be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino. Only six (6) of each amount will be made. The prints can be viewed at http://news.upperplayground.com/ingloriousbasterds.php beginning Tuesday February 15, 2010.

The gallery will open will be open to the general public from 6p – 9p on Thursday February 18th, 2010 at Upper Playground Los Angeles located at 125 East 6th Street in Downtown LA. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the limited edition prints for $300. The prints are giclée archival and are only available for purchase at Upper Playground, Los Angeles. Phone orders and web orders will not be accepted. Prints will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The purchase of prints will be limited to one per buyer.

ALEX PARDEE:

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DORA DRIMALAS:

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ESTEVAN ORIOL:

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JEREMY FISH:

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SAM FLORES:

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DAVID CHOE:

 

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GROTESK:

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MORNING BREATH:

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MUNK ONE:

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N8 VAN DYKE:

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PATRICK MARTINEZ:

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RENE ALMANZA:

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SKINNER DAVIS:

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