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Branded Arts Exhibition @ Smashbox Studios

Branded Arts is an organization that curates art exhibition openings by showcasing a wide variety of emerging artists from the growing Los Angeles art scene alongside other reputable artists. On November 5, 2011, Branded Arts is organizing an exhibit...

Upper Playground Presents: Dirty Hands – The Art and Crimes of David Choe & Interview with Harry Kim

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...

SA Studios Global E3 Reception @ Gram and Papas Recap

A reception party for SA Studios Global E3 was recently thrown at Gram and Papas in Los Angeles. In addition to food and live music, the event also featured pieces from several local artists including Mister Cartoon, David Choe, Patrick Martinez...

David Choe for Mark Zuckerberg Painting

Having been commissioned back in 2006 to paint the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, David Choe’s relationship with Mark Zuckerberg continues as we see the latest acquisition from the wealthy Facebook founder. Large in size, this new commissio...

LA Secret Studio featuring David Choe and James Jean

Just a few days ago, David Choe and James Jean took over the sixth floor of Parco Factory at Shibuya Parco in Tokyo. Coming from contrasting backgrounds in which Choe was an art school drop out and James Jean a diligent art school graduate, they...

David Choe x Danny Trejo “Machete”

David Choe and Mister Cartoon were recently commissioned to create art works based on the upcoming film, Machete. Detailing his inspirations and meetings with the famed Danny Trejo, a video follows both David Choe and Danny through the whole crea...

David Choe x Upper Playground x Good Smile Company “Munko” Vinyl Series

Upper Playground has teamed up with Japan’s Good Smile Company to become the official distributor for David Choe’s “Munko” Vinyl Figures. The toys were initially seen as simple sketches on David’s blog, and now following the premiere of the...

Dirty Hands: Art Lessons with David Choe

Taken from the Upper Playground-initiated “Dirty Hands” documentary about artist David Choe, an insider’s look into David Choe’s work unveils his process and techniques. The “Dirty Hands” documentary is current...

All in the Open: David Choe “Nothing to Declare” Exhibition

Despite being originally from Los Angeles, for some time artist David Choe had little affiliation on a creative level with the City of Angels. At the end of last month, the ultra popular artist known for his outlandish visual displays with a matching...

David Choe “Nothing to Declare” Exhibition Recap

Here are pictures from a private viewing of David Choe’s current exhibition, “Nothing to Declare”. The show displays new paintings, drawings and sculptures for the epic 8,000 sq ft space. Inspired by his own experiences, Nothing...