07.06.10 by Jeff

David Choe + Jason Jaworski

“Nothing to Declare” is a zine coinciding with David Choe’s recent show of the same name. It features a story by Jason Jaworski, based on various paintings by Choe.

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18.11.08 by Jeff

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains has just been released over at Paper Tiger. The book is a collection of portraits and the subject list is a whos who of the contemporary art scene. Audrey Kawasaki, David Choe, Saber, Gary Baseman, Kozyndan, Shepard Fairey, and Mark Ryden to name a few.  Photographs taken by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho. Apparently this is only Volume 1…

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?