Thumbs Up! Episode 20

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2007
For us it lasted so much longer, but Thumbs Up!, artist David Choe and his cousin Harry Kim's 16-day trip by car, truck, train, limo, motorcycle, bus, and unseaworthy raft from the Pacific to the Atlantic finally comes to an end with David's sweet and nasty declaration of his deepest feelings about the United States of America. Enjoy this one to the fullest cuz Season Two (Tijuana to Alaska) is coming, but the magic 8-Ball ain't revealing when. {moscomment}

David Choe Update

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2007
David Choe [JUXTAPOZ Issue #72] updated his blog earlier today with *14* new posts. Topmost on the list of news is the sad but inevitable finale of the Thumbs Up! series set to air next week on The good news is that David and his cousin Harry just returned from the epic journey of Thumbs Up! Season Two, wherein they make their way from Tijuana to Alaska and bring back the brilliant video footage. Other highlights from the cornucopia of posts include a painting he did of his parents using photos of them as teenagers for reference to magically merge them before they knew each other, a story of how a wine company paid him to do a live painting session at their winery but then used that painting on a wine bottle label and never told him, and a street full of whale guts. {moscomment}

Baby Tattooville

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Baby Tattooville is a "limited-edition retreat" coming up in early October at the swishy Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, California. It pairs 100 serious art connoisseurs (those who can afford to spend $1500 for a weekend of exclusive hobnobbing) with the likes of Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Gris Grimly, James Jean, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Ragnar (shown), Jeffery Scott (1019), Jeff Soto and Amanda Visell. You can bring your family, but the special perks are only available to the folks who fork over the dough for the full package, including surprise collectible gifts, exclusive opps for limited-edition art goodies, and a captive audience with art stars. {moscomment}

James Jean's "Process Recess 2"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2007
It seems like we can't go five minutes without mentioning James Jean lately. Who can blame us? The guy dances the thin black line between fine art and illustration like a slightly more agile Fred Astaire. And recently James has been breaking out all sorts of new projects. One such new hotness is PR2, the second volume of his collected works bound in hardcover. If you were lucky enough to have gone to Comic-Con this year then you had the opportunity to pick up not only the standard version of PR2 but the Limited Edition PR2, as well. In case you were too busy trying to get George Takai to sign your forehead and you missed out on getting your copy of the book, he has a nice video short of the delights held within its covers. The classical music is a nice touch. The book sold out at Comic-Con, but should be readily available in two months, according to his commerce site, {moscomment}

Candy Issue 8

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Candy Collective has just published the newest issue of their PDF mag online, and it's chock full o' visual treats. The No Issue Theme Issue features a plethora of fantastic artists and designers including James Jean, Tiffany Bozic, and Bob Dob to name a minuscule fraction of the total greatness within. Not only is this their 8th issue but also their 2nd anniversary issue. With all that riding on it, you know that they've pulled no punches. It's so packed with action that they had to divide the issue into two parts. You're going to need a cup of tea and some snack cakes to munch on while powering through this monster edition. Did you count how many times the word issue was just used? The answer is 6. {moscomment}

Thumbs Up! Episode 17

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Happy Wednesday. This week on Thumbs Up!, artist David Choe [JUXTAPOZ Issue #72] and his cousin Harry Kim visit NoLa for good food, good folks, and rough living in the 9th and 3rd wards. Seven heavy minutes of the sad, yet mysteriously hopeful, state of affairs in post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana. This week's episode is online here, {moscomment}

Thumbs Up! Episode 16

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Ohhh, lordy it's Wednesday. That means another new episode of Thumbs Up! on Artist David Choe and his cousin Harry stop off in Lake Providence, Louisiana after 50+ miles drifting down the Mississippi River. There, they wander into an exclusive hunting club and get a ride to town from a couple members. Along the way, among the cotton fields, they spy a noose hanging from a tree... Uhhhh, *nervous laughter*. {moscomment}

Thumbs Up! Episode 15

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2007
It's Wednesday! You know what that means... another episode of Thumbs Up!, this one titled, "Making River Buddies." David Choe [JUXTAPOZ Issue #72] and his cousin Harry hitch up with a little fishing boat and get a lift farther down the Mississippi River. The fishing boat is manned by two truckers who let us know why we don't see hitchhikers anymore and hook our boys up with a couple cold ones. "I am in my boxers, lying on a raft, drinkin' beers and brews with my friend Harry, and they're fucking cold! Harry can I ask you a question?" "What?" "Why is life so rad?" "It just is." {moscomment}

The Scion Installation 4 Tour

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2007
The Scion Installation 4 tour gets underway this Friday, July 13th in Chicago, with a heavyweight roster of the art world's finest presenting paintings, photographs, sculptures, and collages that interpret the theme "It's A Beautiful World." Each stop on the tour will last for 1-2 weeks including a stop during Art Basel in Miami and culminating in an auction for charity of all the works in the show at the Scion Installation space in Culver City. The show features works from: Andrew Pommier, Andy Mueller, Angela Boatwright, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRat, Books llll, Caia Koopman, Chris Yormick, Cody Hudson, Dalek, David Choe, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, Freddi C, J. Shea, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Joshua Krause, Kelsey Brookes, Kenton Parker, Kofie, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, Mike Giant, Rammellzee, RETNA, R. Grimes, Ron English, Sam Flores, Sage Vaughn, Skwerm, Tim McCormick, Travis Millard and more. We had to list them all because, damn, that's a dream team of artists providing visual pleasure. If you're near (within 100 miles of) any of the cities the tour will be stopping in you should find a way to get there and get your mind blown. {moscomment}

David Choe Print

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2007
David Choe just put the word out about his latest print, the second in a series available via the administrative prowess of his brother Jim.


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