Jeremy Fish x Upper Playground “The Golden Hills” Print

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Next week, Upper Playground and Jeremy Fish will be releasing a new print, “The Golden Hills,” as an opening message to Fish’s exhibition at FIFTY24SF this summer. The print is made in an edition of 100, signed and numbered the artist, and printed at the fantastic Bloom Press in Oakland, California.

The print will be on sale at Upper Playground’s webstore on Monday, May 21, 2012.

“This drawing was inspired by that looming feeling that San Francisco is an isolated island from the rest of the country. As SF becomes more and more expensive, and the lower income creative folks that make this city pulse get squeezed off the island, “the city that knows how” will slowly transform into a sterile west coast Manhattan full of tech chads and internet gurus.” —Jeremy Fish

“the golden hills”
4 colors screen printed on Domtar Cougar 100# Cover paper.
In edition of 100, signed and numbered.
Printed by Bloom Press in Oakland.

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Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe DVD now available and streaming

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The Dirty Hands DVD is now available for the first time ever exclusively at Upper Playground. Officially releasing on July 18th, we have a pre-sale of the 2-Disc DVD available early to you where 121 of the pre-sale orders will receive a Munko Vinyl Toy. Dirty Hands is also streaming for free at Upper Playground, check it out here.

Dirty Hands chronicles the life and career of David Choe from 2000 to 2007 as documented by his close friend and director, Harry Kim. The documentary reveals the highs and lows involved in the upwards trajectory of David’s career using the same “no holds barred” style that makes his artwork so unique and sought-after. Ultimately, the film unveils a explicit yet personal story of the trials of a succeeding talent, inspirational to any artist.

Originally, the “Dirty Hands” documentary premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to multiple sold-out screenings and went on to win the Best Documentary award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. It was also featured as the closing film at the MoMA’s “All the Wrong Art: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film” documentary series. It is now available on DVD for the first time ever through Upper Playground.

The double-disc DVD will be available for pre-sale starting July 12th at Upper Playground’s online store preceding it’s official release on July 18th. 121 of David Choe’s ‘Munko’ vinyl figures will be given away randomly to anybody who purchases a DVD during the pre-sale. The double-disc DVD-set features over 3 hours of bonus footage not included in the film as well as a 20-page booklet designed and written by David Choe. The film will also be exclusively streaming at Upper Playground’s website.

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San and Escif in Los Angeles

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SAN and Escif continue their trekking out West on their Upper Playground tour that culminates with their FIFTY24SF show on June 30th, and they just finished a new wall at De La Barracuda in LA, after they painted the front here.

And then, we just got this message that “we are off to Vegas.” And  it seems they are posting some walls up along the way…

More to come all month…

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SponsorshipRedux with Ryan McGinness @ Subliminal Projects . . . and Upper Playground get their logo messed with

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Ryan McGinness will be opening a new show, well, an old concept in new form, at Subliminal Projects called “SponsorshipRedux.” As McGinness and Subliminal note, “The SponsorshipREDUX project is a (re)presentation of the 2003 Sponsorship project. In 2003, Ryan McGinness produced an exhibition at BLK/MRKT Gallery in Los Angeles that consisted of nothing more than corporate sponsors’ logos sized on the gallery walls according to their level of sponsorship for the exhibition. McGinness explains, “My hope was that a content-deprived exhibition comprised of only sponsorship logos would create enough pause for us to consider both the fine art of corporate sponsorship and the corporate sponsorship of fine art.”

And Upper Playground is a sponsor. We get our logo played with. By McGinness.

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Alex Pardee “Awful/Resilient” Book from Upper Playground

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If you are into Alex Pardee, like we are, here is 172 pages, 250 illustrations worth of goodness from our parents at Upper Playground. Pardee’s new Awful/Resilient book is a great Mother’s Day gift, even though that already happened this year. But its always Mother’s Day, isn’t it?

Buy it here.

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Pez ‘The City’ T-shirt Collection

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Upper Playground is releasing a collection of three t-shirts from San Francisco based graffiti artist, PEZ, entitled “The City”.

As a graffiti and sticker artist, PEZ has made a literally indelible mark on the city of San Francisco. His stickers are more prevalent than the incessant dreariness of San Francisco’s weather and his graffiti work continues to pop up around every turn. This t-shirt collection is influenced by the mark that the San Francisco Bay Area has left on PEZ, though. Regarding the tees he states, “I wanted to make designs that showed my love for the Bay Area.”

The PEZY PlaygroundAll City and SF PEZ t-shirts are available at the Upper Playground online store and at all Upper Playground retail locations.

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