Juxtapoz // Friday, August 22, 2008
Camille Rose Garcia (Juxtapoz cover #62) returns to Jonathan LeVine Gallery to present Ambien Somnambulants, a solo exhibition featuring new works by the artist. For Garcia’s second solo show at the gallery she will unveil a new series of original paintings, drawings, and a site-specific installation. In Ambien Somnambulants, tragic sleepwalkers wander along beautifully bleak post-apocalyptic dreamscapes, inspiring dissent from a dire dystopia. Ambien Somnambulants opens Saturday, September 6th and will remain on display thru October 4th, 2008. More info here.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 25, 2008
Estevan Oriol has a whole new line of fits ready for anyone tough enough to rep all that this legend, and LA, stands for. The designs shown above are a sample of some of our favorite tees, but Oriol has a whole collection of new tees and hoodies available for both men and women. One of our favorite designs above reads “Don’t do the crime of you can’t do the time.” Truer words neveoken. Grab yours at estevanoriol.com
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2008
You've seen the photos; now here's the highly anticipated footage from JetSetGraffiti of Saber getting up in broad daylight in central LA. Once again, taking it to the next level as one of LA's true Graffiti legends. Along the way Saber talks about his feelings on the development of contemporary street art, being bold and in control as a real street artist, and his vision for the future. As a special bonus, Saber's first-ever fine art print will be released this Wednesday, July 3rd. Check back on YouTube for the link, or feel free to email JetSet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2008
Upper Playground LA, along with Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol's respective retail spaces, "The Last Laugh," will be celebrating their grand opening tomorrow, May 31st, from 1—8PM. Come down to Skid Row (125 E 6th Street) and enjoy all the unveiling fun. As well as the three retail spaces celebrating their grand opening, a fourth retail space, serving as a revolving concept space next door to UP LA and "The Last Laugh," will occupied by Roland Sands Designs. During the open house, it will feature a display of custom motorcycles from 1998 AMA 250cc Champion-turned motorcycle designer Roland Sands and limited-edition fashion pieces from designer and model Tony Ward's line, Six in the Face. As if it couldn’t get any better, Upper Playground LA will also be unveiling their FIFTY24LA Gallery, with an opening show featuring the works of Usugrow, Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, David Choe, Herbert Baglione, San, Retna, Saber, Alex Pardee, Ron English, Doze Green, Slick, Armsrock and David Ellis. Want more? Hit up UpperPlayground.com.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 16, 2008
Hollywood icons Robert De Niro and Al Pacino meet LA legends Mister Cartoon (Juxtapoz November 2006 cover) and Estevan Oriol in a Righteous collaboration. In preparation for the upcoming feature film from Overture Films, Righteous Kill, starring De Niro and Pacino, SA Studios principles Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol have collaborated with the Overture to create an iconic movie poster to promote the film's September 12, 2008 release. The movie poster is just the first in a series of collaborations between SA Studios, Upper Playground, and Overture Films to promote Righteous Kill. In August of 2008, SA Studios will open the SA Studios / Righteous Kill Downtown LA Experience next door to SA Studios' and Upper Playground's retail spaces in Downtown Los Angeles. The Righteous Kill Experience will feature limited edition merchandise and lithographs signed by Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol relating to the film. To learn more on the film, check out details and a trailer of Righteous Kill at www.righteouskill-themovie.com.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 01, 2008
Legendary graff and fine artist Saber graced Upper Playground’s London location with some in-store painting yesterday. Check out some shots of Saber painting and setting up here…
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2008
Upper Playground has landed in London along with two members of our extended family. Fine artists David Choe and Saber will be exhibiting their solo shows at Lazarides Gallery and UP London, respectively, in the month of March. David Choe, who has exhibited at UP's FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco and has collaborated with the brand in the past, will be exhibiting at the Lazarides Gallery in both London and Newcastle through March. Saber, who is currently collaborating with Upper Playground, will be painting in-store at the UP London location the day of February 29th, and exhibiting throughout March at a guerilla space at a nearby location. Those lucky Brits! Take a peek at Choe and Saber’s work here…
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2008
For over 15 years Saber has used the urban landscape as a monumental canvas influencing local street art styles the world over. In 1997, Saber painted the world’s largest street art piece on the cement banks of the Los Angeles River.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The wait is almost over… the release of photographer Estevan Oriol’s new book, 1979, is going down this Friday, February 1st. Oriol, along with Adidas and Undefeated, have come together to release 1979, along with a coinciding new shoe. If you happen to be in downtown LA this weekend, come check out Oriol's raw street ball photography, the new court sneaker, or both! See more sneak preview photos here…
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 18, 2008
Photographer Estevan Oriol, along with Adidas, and sneaker shop UNDFTD, have come together in a collaboration to release Oriol’s latest photo book, 1979 on February 1st. Accompanying the book release is a limited edition, tricked-out version of the 1979 classic on-court sneaker. This event is sure to please shoe and art lovers alike. Read more here.