09.10.08 by Jeff

David Choe for Obama.

The net has been absolutely flooded with Obama related art (thanks to sites like designforobama) and somehow I managed to completely miss this fantastic print by David Choe. This is the best HOPE image I’ve seen, I guess that’s why UpperPlayground has already sold out of them. I actually met David Choe last year in San Diego while he was painting a mural and it was just amazing to chat for a bit and watch him work.

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When I was working at EA awhile back, he was commissioned to do artwork for Need For Speed Underground and we had a laugh about that – at the time it just seemed ridiculous to me, to walk down the halls of EA and see huge David Choe prints – the same guy who used his urine to make drawings in prison. I guess with the future-president (hopefully) of United States really endorsing Shepard Fairey who knows what the future of street art is. Will there be get-out-of-jail-free cards for street artists making public statements for change if Obama is elected?













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • David Choe is the ish! Have you seen the cover of Russel Peter’s new dvd?! I was so stoked to pick up a dvd of one of my favorite stand up comedians and get David Choe artwork.

  • Sweet, I haven’t opened it yet… his art is everywhere! Have you seen the biography on him yet? Not sure if it was shown in Vancouver or not. Hopefully it gets a dvd release sometime soon.

  • biography on peters or choe? i remember seeing the trailer for the choe documentary where he was spray painting a wall from a moving vehicle and painting things with two cans at once – still haven’t watched it!

  • yah, I was talking about the Choe biography. Super stoked to see that. I was just reading the credits for the Peter’s dvd and he got Marco Polo to do the music for it. It’s awesome that either RP or someone in his camp know their shit.

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  • This is a great piece. I think its part of ‘The Outsiders’ show down in NYC. Checked it out not too long ago, if anybody wants to see it in person you should definitely visit the gallery.

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  • David choe is an phanominal astist. because of this authentic start no matter what he does in the future could ever hinder that.

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  • I love this print…i’m trying to order a copy at the moment. As for the documentary, I am REALLY hoping on a DVD release for this soon…it’s been in the pipeline for ages, and the preview looks AMAZING!

  • karunna

    This is amazingly wonderful…
    i can’t take my eyes off..
    vouaw!

  • Patzy2NoOne

    The ‘artist’ is a serial rapist. used his own blood in the portrait. and left a ‘secret message’ only visible under a black light. The narcissist for the narcissist in chief. pukehttp://freedomoutpost.com/2014/04/obamas-america-rapists-painting-hung-white-house/





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