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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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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New release: Exclusive prints by San & Escif

In conjunction with San & Esif’s “See You in Croatan” exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery, Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery is releasing four prints by the Spanish artists.

The prints by San, entitled “I Am a Host of Trophies and Scars” and “I Am Where I Come From“, feature his extremely detailed line-work in earth tones, with the former showcasing a self-portrait. Escif’s prints, “Macarena” and “Morphine“, exhibit his minimal characters in neutral tones.

The prints have been made exclusively for Upper Playground all four prints measure 18″ x 24” and are silk-screened onto card stock weight papers. Each print is limited to an edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.

Opening Night Photos: San & Escif “See You in Croatan”

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We opened our new gallery show last night at FIFTY24SF Gallery, See You in Croatan, featuring collaborative works and concepts by Spanish artists, San and Escif. The two took their road show to the gallery, with various inspirations and artworks about the trip and the process of collaboration featured in the gallery. It is definitely a great show to spend some time with, with intricate details and story lines in each portion of the show. Really great stuff.

All photography by Patrick Kawahara

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Opening Photos: San & Escif at FIFTY24SF Gallery

We opened our new gallery show last night at FIFTY24SF Gallery, See You in Croatan, featuring collaborative works and concepts by Spanish artists, San and Escif. The two took their road show to the gallery, with various inspirations and artworks about the trip and the process of collaboration featured in the gallery. It is definitely a great show to spend some time with, with intricate details and story lines in each portion of the show. Really great stuff.

All photography by Patrick Kawahara

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