Friday, November 30, 2007

Work in Progress: David Ellis & Doze Get Ready for Their Show, "Rubicon Sun"

David Ellis and Doze Green are working around the clock to pull off one of the most bad-ass exhibits to ever hit SF. On December 13th, "Rubicon Sun", opens at Fifty24SF Gallery and will incorporate sculpture, motion painting, sound, illustration, and collage into an installation that will consume both Fifty24SF spaces. This show will also coincide with the release of their new book entitled, "Shaft". Don't miss this event!






Miss Van at Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris



If you're in Paris and could give a shit about The Louvre, be sure to check out Miss Van's show at Galerie Magda Danysz. This exhibition will run through December 29, 2007.

78, rue Amelot - Paris XI - Tel. / fax : +33(0)1 45 83 38 51

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cry Me a River

It's sad but true: The Date Farmers and San shows have come to a close here at Fifty24SF Gallery. We had some good times putting these shows up and have enjoyed working amongst all of their amazing paintings. But even good things must come to an end. You can still see their workonline for another few days but after that, it's curtains for these boys.






We had some good times

Carpal Tunnel just for you

I am reporting live from the U.P. headquarters. Mr. Jeremy Fish is signing 300 of the new Superfishal board series as I type this. The only way to get these signed boards is to buy the whole set. There are 3 boards in each set. Each set goes for $210.00 bucks. Don't forget they are screen printed and made right here in the good old U.S.of A by Watson.
Don't give Mr. Fish Carpal Tunnel for nothing, buy these things. Did i mention they are collaboration boards.
Pushead, Bratrud, and Sieben teamed up with Fish on these ones.
Available in limited quantity online at upperplayground.com, And both U.P. Stores. Upper Playground SF, and Upper Playground Berkeley.


Think his hands hurt yet?


Signed sealed delivered


Putting in work

I Like Your Dog

That's what she said! In this sneak peek of two new superFishal tees.

I get around, you go ALL OVER!

Three new all over print shirts are in. Now people can watch your back and your front.
Who needs a crew?


Retna


Sam Flores


Tofu

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Live Via Sao Paulo

Oh shit, I just received a transmission from Brazil. This just in, "VOSSIA" the new book from Herbert Baglione. Some of you may know the Sao Paulo artist. For those of you who don't, I suggest you get familiar. This book is filled with a wide representation of his work, which further proves that Herbert is well on his way to taking over the world. Well at least the art world. What are you waiting for? Go get this gem.
End Transmission..............................



To Purchase this come with me

Monday, November 26, 2007

8-Bit Broken Heart

Dora Drimalas' digital heart tee video is up, for your 15-second viewing pleasure:



Plus Dora's rockin' butterflies-in-some-lady's-hair tee:

Friday, November 23, 2007

Skateboarding is not a crime

Skateboarding is not a crime. But not buying one of these boards, especially if you skate or collect art boards, should be. The Jeremy Fish collab boards are in and there are 3 different models to choose from. All of them are screen printed and made in the U.S. by Watson, which makes choosing just 1 way too difficult, so I suggest buying all 3. Without further ado, I present you with the Superfishal Skateboard series.

Fish & Bratrud



Fish & Sieben



Fish & Pushead



Top Graffic

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New New New NewEras

We got a bunch of New Eras in. You might want to jump on these if you like hats, 'cause these bitches are gonna sell out QUICK. I mean, it is Black Friday in 2 days, so you should buy someone a Christmas present right? What says I love you more then one of our latest New Eras? I know, a New Era and a sweatshirt. Don't wait. I mean that.







Thanksgiving, Marvel Comics Style

Bunch-a dudes in Spandex dancing around on a float. I don't know about this...

From Brasil with love

These works on paper are by Brazilian artist, Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas. He doesn't have his own website yet but for now, you can see more here.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Live Forever

See U.P. is everywhere. I shot this when i was back on the east coast. Its a memorial for not only U.P. but also Mr. President McKinley. Live forever.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The art of Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi could easily be the master of mixed media. He uses "things" - pre-fabricated things, mass-produced things, kitschy or weird stuff, injection-molded or press-molded objects. Likened to Hieronymous Bosch or Lovecraft, Kuksi explores fear and the illusions created by the mind. See more on his website and check out the interview on Dark Roasted Blend.


The Tower of Babel


The Deadly Sins detail


A New Divinity

Mixed media is a very simplified term for what materials I use, but the list would be to long for this interview. I use "things". These things are pre-fabricated, injection-molded, press-molded, mass-produced, kitschy, weird stuff all brought together in a very articulated way that involves imagination, skill, math, craftsmanship, paint, and lastly, magic.

All the ladies

Check out this All-Female Turntablist event hosted by the Shiggar Fraggar (Invisible Scratch Picklez) this Saturday at Polenge Lounge (1751 Fulton St.) in the Sucka Free.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pachanga at Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco

Check out the 7th annual art auction and benefit of Latino artwork at Galeria de la Raza this Saturday. Featured works being auctioned by artists such as Sam Flores, Mitsy Avila Ovalles, and The Date Farmers who are currently showing at Fifty24SF Gallery.

Thumb's Up Bitches



Check out Season 2 of Vice TV's show "Thumbs Up!" with David Choe. It's a cross-country excursion with him and the son of his uncle's nephew...whatever that means. New episodes air Mondays.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Pillow Poppin

We got some new pillows in for you.

The Gamer pillow is great to lay on while your are cracking out to your favorite games. Sorry no cup holders built in. Remember not to sit to close to the TV either.



The Gun pillow works great for all your sniping needs. Just throw this thing down, take a seat and wait for the perfect shot.
Great for hunting, fishing, and guerilla warfare. Camouflage design with your killing needs in mind.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

That's wrong man!

Watch the play by play of the fight that got Snoop banned from the UK.

Mode 2 at DPMHI




Mode 2, "Party & Bullshit" at the DPMHI gallery-store, 2-3 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London. Can't make it to the show before November 22nd? Check it out online here.

Bus Ball

This dude:


...made this VW Bus Sphere:


Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top fame is the creator of this bus ball. You can read more about it here.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Attention all creeps



Your toilet stall peeping days are over. You can thank boingboing.net for blowing your cover.

Usugrow Discusses Contrast, Massage Oil



Here's a still from the latest video interview for our upcoming artist profile series. Keep an eye out in the coming months as we inundate you with artistic goodness and candlelight.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

"Peacekeeper"



This is a photo taken at the testing site for the Peacekeeper missile. Looks otherworldly...Read about it here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Photo fun with San

I took some photos of San while he was in town for his show. If you haven't checked it out, I advise you to do so.
Now we will play a little game, guess which one is San. Think you can do it? A lot of people got it wrong. Lets see how you do.
Ready, go.
Don't be afraid to post your answer.

Option 1.



Option 2.



So did you get it right?

Hey Ladies!




Check out the new Fifty24SF, Upper Playground, Twelve Grain and SuperFishal hoodies now available at www.upperplayground.com. The hoodies come in a variety of styles in women's sizes by such artists as Sam Flores for Twelve Grain and Jeremy Fish for SuperFishal - both sub-brands of Upper Playground.

El Venado del Choper Nawers



Deer drawing by Choper Nawers on ismenews.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Os Gemeos pay homage to Fakso


Photographer Alex Fakso was honored when Brazilian artists, Os Gemeos featured a reproduction of one of Fasko's photos from his book, "Heavy Metal". The reproduction appeared on large canvas at their recent opening with Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milano, Italy. That's a pretty big honor in the art world.

Non-sequiter



For some reason, this picture reminds me of the moive, "Labyrinth". I can just see David Bowie riding this horse in some ruffly velvet jacket thing.

Mind the crack



Everyone is talking about Colombian artist, Doris Salcedo's installation at the Tate Modern. She created a 548 foot crack in the gallery's main entrance hall which, at it's deepest point, the crack measures 3 feet. The installation, entitled "Shibboleth" has already claimed several unsuspecting visitors.