Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2009
Graffiti legend Saber (Juxtapoz #78) speaks his mind about his environment and influence on his artistic style in the latest video from Jetset Graffiti.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Saber from The Seventh Letter (Juxtapoz #78) crew recently took a trip down to Querétaro, Mexico for the event Estilo Libre. One of the most prolific writers today, Saber obviously went down to paint and he definitely left a mark on the Mexican landscape. “I spent four days straight painting two different pieces in two different locations,” he writes. “I decided to use buff paint primarily, instead of all spray to show people to some new techniques.” Read what else Saber has to say and more photos from Mexico right here…
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2008
If you were lucky enough to make it out to catch Retna, Saber, Ewok, and Revok (Juxtapoz #78) painting live for Boost Mobile in Boston this weekend, you know these graffiti legends killed it. And if you couldn’t make it to Boston, well…now you know it was dope and you missed it. To prove it, peep some event photos we snagged here…
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2008
You've seen the photos; now here's the highly anticipated footage from JetSetGraffiti of Saber getting up in broad daylight in central LA. Once again, taking it to the next level as one of LA's true Graffiti legends. Along the way Saber talks about his feelings on the development of contemporary street art, being bold and in control as a real street artist, and his vision for the future. As a special bonus, Saber's first-ever fine art print will be released this Wednesday, July 3rd. Check back on YouTube for the link, or feel free to email JetSet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 20, 2008
As if there wasn’t already enough hype surrounding the world debut of Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe, Upper Playground has created an exclusive t-shirt for the premiere of the flick, which goes down tomorrow at 9:45 pm at LA’s Majestic Crest Theatre. If you’re a Choe fan, and how could you not be, pick up your Dirty Hands t-shirt at the LA Film Festival this weekend. Upper Playground is also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner to see the premiere tomorrow night. Yeah, free stuff is always good. Check out the Upper Playground blog for details and we’ll see you tomorrow night for some serious Choe action.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 16, 2008
Hey, all you David Choe fans out there- have you snagged tickets to the premiere of Harry Kim’s new documentary Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe yet? Kim filmed the artist's “life and crimes” from 2000 to 2007, a period coinciding with Choe's rise to fame and fortune in the art world as he matured from a street artist bombing underpasses and illustrating porn magazines to a respected muralist, painter, and graphic novelist. Trust us, shit gets intense. If you’re lucky enough to be in the Los Angeles area this weekend, you better hurry up and get your tickets to the world premiere of Dirty Hands on Saturday, June 21st at the Majestic Crest, as part of the LA Film Festival. There are only three showings going down at the festival, so if you want to be the one telling people how dope Dirty Hands is rather than hearing about from everyone else, hit up lafilmfest.com to get tickets now. See the trailor and get more info at dirtyhandsmovie.com
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Harry Kim’s highly anticipated documentary on street art’s favorite badass, David Choe, finally debuts Saturday, June 21st as part of the Los Angeles Film Fest at Majestic Crest Theatre. Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe chronicles the life of this renegade artist’s triumphs, struggles, and self-described “bullshit life.” Los Angeles artist David Choe's kaleidoscopic work can be playful, confrontational and sexually frank. His personal life is no less complicated, as revealed by close friend Harry Kim, who documented Choe's life and crimes from 2000 to 2007. From the manic highs of commercial success and dinosaur hunting in the Congo to the self-destructive lows of Japanese jail sentences and bouts of self-doubt and depression, what begins as a gleeful portrait of a bad-boy artist slowly becomes a poignant celebration of one man's journey, both artistically and spiritually, toward his own uncertain salvation. Note: If the above video gives you a lovely "This video is no longer available" message, YouTube is lying. Just refresh and click on the bottom play button, or go here. Purchase tickets to the world premiere of Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe at www.lafilmfest.com.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 01, 2008
Legendary graff and fine artist Saber graced Upper Playground’s London location with some in-store painting yesterday. Check out some shots of Saber painting and setting up here…
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 29, 2008
The amazingly talented and consistent David Choe opened his first UK solo show, Murderous Hearts, last night at a packed private viewing at Lazarides Gallery in London. Of course, Juxtapoz was there and is pleased to share some opening night photos with you right here...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2008
Upper Playground has landed in London along with two members of our extended family. Fine artists David Choe and Saber will be exhibiting their solo shows at Lazarides Gallery and UP London, respectively, in the month of March. David Choe, who has exhibited at UP's FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco and has collaborated with the brand in the past, will be exhibiting at the Lazarides Gallery in both London and Newcastle through March. Saber, who is currently collaborating with Upper Playground, will be painting in-store at the UP London location the day of February 29th, and exhibiting throughout March at a guerilla space at a nearby location. Those lucky Brits! Take a peek at Choe and Saber’s work here…