El Mac in Puerto Rico for Los Muros Hablan 2014

Famed American master muralist, El Mac attended  ‘Los Muros Hablan’ 2014  along with SAN, Agostino Iacurci, PUN 18, Alexis Díaz and Vero Rivera in December.  The festival which took place in Puerto Rico hosted El Mac who began a gigantic mural eleven stories high towering over the city.  Here are some work in progress photos through various sources  including El Mac’s IG @mac_arte and the festival @losmuroshablan.  Finished mural photos will post soon. Aerial shots are credited to @skyretinapr.

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San on a Friday…

Just looking through our notes and image folders, and we came across this gem from Spanish artist, SAN, who has shown with us a few times over the years. This was from 2009, and that red is just bloody…

New Release: T-shirts by SAN

Following SAN’s recent collaborative show with ESCIF at FIFTY24SF Gallery, he crafted these two t-shirt graphics for Upper Playground around the idea of human stupidity. Specifically about how when people gather together to accomplish things with group action, they often look more and more absurd. The “Ants” t-shirt uses human bodies in a minor scale to show the mirrors in social organization between ants and humans. While the “Bicycle” tee shows a group of people happy about doing things in human sync but looking more and more like clowns while doing their job.

The Ants and Bicycle tees are available exclusively at Upper Playground online shop and at all Upper Playground locations.

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Escif in Ponta Delgada, Azores

The busy summer of Escif continues… he and SAN really had a great exhibit and tour of California with FIFTY24SF Gallery earlier in June and July, and now we just saw the Spanish artist stopped by Ponta Delgada, Azores for a festival…