Archive for David Choe

David Choe – Portfolio Edition

Posted in Art, News with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by wallkandy

If you don’t have the space for an original then the next release from David could be just what you are looking for.

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Beyond the Street – New York City Launch

Posted in Publication, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2010 by wallkandy

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this already, maybe I imagined I had or maybe I just can’t see for looking.  It’s a great book with plenty to keep you occupied with over 100 interviews & plenty of accompanying images.

Beyond the Street
Editors: Patrick Nguyen, Stuart Mackenzie

Release: April 2010
Price: € 49,90 / $ 78,00 / £ 45,00
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 400 pages, full color, hardcover, quarter-bound with hot foil embossing
ISBN: 978-3-89955-290-4

Amazon Price £37.75 inc delivery, buy your copy Here

Here’s the publishers blurb

Comprised of interviews with 100 key players from around the world, Beyond the Street offers a comprehensive examination of street and urban art. Insiders Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie question each of their subjects on every conceivable aspect of the genre – from the past to the future, from the artists’ ideals to their daily lives, from working in complete freedom to working in the art and commercial worlds. The thought-provoking range of answers make the 400-page book an incomparably extensive source of direct, unfiltered information.

Beyond the Street features interviews with leading artists such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, and Os Gemeos. The book also offers the views of representatives of the most important sales outlets for street art including Jeffrey Deitch and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. In addition, curators from auction houses such as Christie’s and Phillips de Pury comment on the development of street art in a classical art context. Interviews with key commentators, collectors, and enthusiasts such as Martha Cooper, Wooster Collective, and Agnes B. provide further insight. Brought together, these separate and distinct perspectives create a uniquely authentic collective portrait of street and urban art that is captivating, informative, and entertaining.

Each interview in Beyond the Street is richly illustrated with photographs of an inspiring collection of work. In addition to presenting outdoor work, the book also features the pieces that the artists have created for exhibitions and other indoor spaces. The commercial aspect of the street art movement is rigorously documented for the first time. Among the photographs featured are a number of images of the artists’ studios or the artists themselves at work, providing a rare glimpse into their methods and environments.

Features: 12ozProphet. Aaron Rose. Agnès B. Akay. Alexandre Farto (a.k.a. Vhils). Alëxone Dizac. A.L.I.C.E. Gallery. Andipa Gallery. Anthony Lister. Bast. Beejoir. Black Rat Press Gallery. Blek le Rat. BLK / MRKT Gallery. Blu. Boris Hoppek. Boris Tellegen (a.k.a. Delta). Brad Downey. Carmichael Gallery. Christie’s. Circleculture Gallery. Conor Harrington. Dan Witz. Dave Kinsey. David Choe. Deitch Projects. D*Face. Dolk. Doze Green. Dzine. Eine. Elbow-Toe. Ericailcane. Escif. Faile. Futura. Gaia. Galerie L.J. Galerie Magda Danysz. Galleria Patricia Armocida. Herakut. HuskMitNavn. Iguapop Gallery. Invader. Jonathan LeVine Gallery. José Parlá. JR. Judith Supine. Juxtapoz Magazine. kennardphillipps. Know Hope. Labrona. Lazarides Gallery. Logan Hicks. Lucas Price (a.k.a. Cyclops). Lucy McLauchlan. Mark Jenkins. Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant. Matt Small. Miss Van. Mode 2. Momo. N2 Gallery. New Image Art. Nick Walker. Nuart Festival. Nuria Mora. Os Gêmeos. Other. Patti Astor. Pedro Alonzo. Phillips de Pury & Company. Retna. Ron English. Saber. Sam3. Shepard Fairey. Sixeart. Slinkachu. Sotheby’s. Souled Out Studios. Speto. SpY. Stelios Faitakis. Stephan Doitschinoff (a.k.a. Calma). Steve Powers (a.k.a. ESPO). StolenSpace Gallery. Studio Cromie / FAME Festival. Subliminal Projects Gallery. Sweet Toof. Swoon. Tate Modern. Titi Freak. Todd James. Tristan Manco. V1 Gallery. WallKandy Art Forum. Walter Nomura (a.k.a. Tinho). WK Interact. Wooster Collective. Zevs.

Reception: Thursday, May 27th, 6 – 8 pm

Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY  10013

Kindly RSVP by May 26th, rsvp@gestalten.com

PLEASE NOTE: Although this is an open event, guests must RSVP at the above email address. Guests are recommended to show up early — the gallery has a strict policy of a maximum of 189 people on its premises at any one time.

Book signing with featured contributors including 12ozProphet / Allen Benedikt, Dzine, Elbow-Toe, Faile, Gaia, Henry Chalfant, Jonathan LeVine, José Parlá, Labrona, Logan Hicks, Martha Cooper, MOMO, Patti Astor, Pedro Alonzo, Ron English, Saber, Sweet Toof, WK Interact and Wooster Collective / Marc and Sara Schiller.

David Choe by David Choe

Posted in Artists, Publication with tags , , on April 30, 2010 by wallkandy

This is a mock up of the book using the cover image

Due for release in June from Chronicle Books.

(description from publishers website)

David Choe — This dynamic monograph captures the frenetic raw energy and gorgeous, intense work of gallery and street artist David Choe. From dropping out of art school to a stint in Japanese prison to representation by the Lazarides Gallery alongside Banksy, Choe’s wild ride through the art world is represented by a major selection of images, and narrated throughout by Choe himself. Graffiti, murals, paintings, sketchbook pages, photographs, toys, t-shirts, collages, artwork created with blood, and more fill the kinetic pages—all annotated by the artist in a voice that matches the funny, frantic, daredevil nature of the work itself.
David Choe’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including Jonathan Levine in New York and the Lazarides gallery in London. He lives in Los Angeles.

The Detail

9 x 11 in; 288 pp ; color images throughout, paper over board
Hardcover
ISBN 9780811869539
ISBN10 0811869539
This book has not yet been released. It will be available after Wednesday June 16, 2010.

David Choe Dirty Hands Deleted Scenes

Posted in Art, Film & Video with tags , , , on April 26, 2010 by wallkandy

Check out this newly released scene that was deleted from the final cut of Dirty Hands that Harry Kim (the director) shared. It features Ezra Eismont and Dave talking about a collaboration mural they did back in the day.

To see those scenes that weren’t deleted, head to Los Angeles’ Sunset 5 theater between April 30th and May 6th for the Upper Playground presentation of the entire movie, available to the ticket buying public for the first time.

Via Juxtapoz

David Choe – Nothing to Declare Opening

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on April 24, 2010 by wallkandy

Had it not been for a volcano with an unpronounceable name I would have been in LA myself now together with my camera.  It’s not all bad though because as well as receiving work in progress images I’ve just received a great set of opening images taken by Yuri Hasegawa.

I have to admit that when I was first told how big the space is and then saw photos of it empty & white I scratched my head and wondered how any artist could fill such a cavenous area, what was I thinking.  David, Lazarides & the production team certainly did pull it off & there’s no denying this is a nice looking show.

Enjoy the images.

More images will be added to both here and the wallkandy facebook page.

David Choe – Nothing to Declare Work in Progress

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on April 20, 2010 by wallkandy

The gallery space is taking shape nicely in Los Angeles in readiness for David Choes solo show.  Here are a few more photos of how things are progressing.  Had it not been for a smoking chimney in Iceland I’d be there myself but I will be getting regular updates & you can see some studio photos here

I’ll more photos here and on www.wallkandy.net as they arrive

David Choe – Nothing to Declare

Posted in Art, Artists, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2010 by wallkandy

Lazarides Gallery Presents ‘DAVID CHOE – NOTHING TO DECLARE

Los Angeles – April 23rd –  May 23rd 2010

David Choe at work


Artist Statement
I am a typical artist, so I’m definitely my own worst enemy, my irritable bowel syndrome being a close second,  I self destruct constantly, I suicide bomb my own shit weekly, and destroy everything that is good and pure in my life.

I love and hate la. I was born and raised here, this is the city where I first fought, fucked , farted, and rioted . I fucking love the shit out  of this city and I hate it with all my heart. This is the city that never gave me an art show so I had to exhibit at an ice cream parlor. I want to burn this city to the ground. This is the city that came out in hundreds to see my movie premiere and made my parents proud. I want to face fuck this city. Either way It’s been way too longlos angeles, and I’m sorry I had to leave in the first place, but you were really annoying the shit out of me, but I forgive you , I’m sorry I left you when you needed me most, ive seen these horrible atrocious art shows you’ve been subject to, I seen these wacked out gimmicky douchey group shows and art walks you been sexually and mentally harassed by , and I’m here to tell you,I’m coming soon, and maybe you’ll appreciate me and not take me for granted this time . lets make the dysfunction work for us, ok ? I promise to try harder if you try harder. It’s been 6 long years since my last show here when you fucked me and I left you. in that time I seen things, I’ve heard things, I’ve felt things I’ve never felt before, I been hitchiking  all over the globe , I been to Japanese jails, African jungles, Chinese torture chambers, the whitehouse, and to all 7 levels of hell and Back .

In april 2010 I will have my first solo art show in BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA with Lazarides .I will take all my love all my hate all my pain all my rage, all my suffering and all my skills and experience i’ve collected over the years everything I’ve learned in every medium from watercolors to oils to spraypaint I’m gonna express everything I feel about this city and what it is to live and die and be born again in the city of angels…. los angeles I’m coming home and when I come this time, I’m gonna come harder than I ever have before.   — Daivd Choe koreatown,los angeles MARCH 2010


David Choes Studio Space

Photos © Brandon Shigeta

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