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Aug 3, 2007

Jul 30, 2007

Upper Playground Pays Tribute To Legendary 49ers Coach, Bill Walsh

Upper Playground is pleased to offer a commemorative tee shirt in tribute to the late Hall of Fame coach, Bill Walsh. As a Bay Area based company, Upper Playground fondly remembers Walsh as the coach that has revolutionized football with his innovative “West Coast Offense” philosophy. His coaching style not only invigorated the game but also brought about years of good times for 49er fans.

Preview new work by Kenji Hirata

Sneak a peek at new work by Japanese artist, Kenji Hirata. His bright colors and bold, other-worldly shapes depict a sort of universe of the artist's creating. Hirata is also pictured here with Jose Parla. Both are part of Barnstormers, a collective of over 30 experimental artists from Tokyo and New York.

10 questions to Tyler from Heavyweight

10 questions by Evan: 1) Favorite tee shirt graphic of all time? Hmmmm ... A toss up – the Golden area of t's - Black Flag Pettibon Shirts, Pushead Metallica/zorlac shirts, rat bones, Stussy No4, Thrasher logo, Bad Brains 'banned in DC'. Now I just wear white tshirts. 2) Favorite Heavyweight graphic? Revolution/Evolution 3) The best artists to work with are? DSTRBO and G. Starship. Collaboration isn't for everyone. 4) Word you most overuse? "A bit much" 5) Last great movie you saw? Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. 6) The center of the earth is made up of . . . . ? Betamax tapes, walkmans, atari joy sticks, commodore 64's, airwalk shoes and bolo bats. 7) Favorite presidential candidate for '08? Obama (but I'm Canadian so can't vote) 8) Tupac or Too Short? Early Tupac and early Too Short. 9) Do you own any vinyl toys, and if you do, which ones? James Jarvis, Medicom s1 w's, Bearbricks - PAM, Andre, series10 and stuff, fafi girls, and I like Biddies. 10) The next big thing is . . . . . Africa

New photo by Jon Dragonette

Here's a new photo by San Francisco photographer, Jon Dragonette. The guy in the photo is sporting a new hoodie from our Upper Playground Spring Collection.

Jul 27, 2007

JR in Germany

July is a busy month for undercover photographer, JR. Check out some of his "people sleep" shots from the MELT! Festival that took place in Ferropolis, Germany as well as the piece he collaborated on with Italian muralist, Blu. The mural is included in Berlin's 2007 Planet Prozess exhibition. The exhibition features a group of international artists whose works will transform a Berlin neighborhood into a gallery celebrating street art and will run through August 19th. See more at http://JR-ART.NET

Jul 25, 2007

Check out the Barbara Bode Falcon mural

Check out this mural put together by Refa, Desire, Stan 153, King 157, Cuba and Mark Bode. The mural is 100 ft long and 8 feet high and you can find it on 6th and Howard in downtown San Francisco.

See new murals by Alex One

French artist, AlexOne sent these photos of a show where he got to paint on a the walls of a museum and on a old abbey in South France. The show included artist from across the world...everywhere... Esmaeil Bahrani fromTéhéran(iran), Dzus and Reach from Taiwan, David Ellis and Maya Hayuk from New York, Nunca from SaoPaulo, the Zonenkinder from Germany and Jonone from Paris.

Jul 24, 2007

Dear Dream Maker

“When people awaken during REM sleep, they often describe bizarre and illogical tales – dreams. We typically spend more than 2 hours each night dreaming. Scientists do not know much about how or why we dream. They soon realized that the strange, illogical experiences we call dreams almost always occur during REM sleep. People awakened after sleeping more than a few minutes are usually unable to recall the last moments they fall asleep.” Photography by David Potes and David Uzzardi For more info please visit: www.daviduzzardi.com www.totespotes.com www.hamburgereyes.com Or contact David Potes at diamondmtzion@hamburgereyes.com August 9th – September 9th, 2007 Opening reception: Thursday August 9th, 7pm-10pm With musical performances by: Small Girls & Namesake Norge Gallery 94 Prince St @ Mercer / 2nd floor New York, NY 10012-3219

Jul 23, 2007

Imaginary Foundation Show

The imaginary Foundation is proud to announce an art show at Stussy's chapter store in San Francisco. This show will feature large Scale canvases, sculptures and the introduction of our new limited edition collectable art prints. Thursday 19th of July 8pm-11pm. 1409 Haight street.

Check out "Frankengrill" by N8 Van Dyke

This is a new image by N8 Van Dyke who is currently hard at work for his new show with FIFTY24SF Gallery. Make sure to check out his show on August 2nd.

Jul 22, 2007

Jeremy Fish + Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock CD layout by J.Fish SuperFishal site is up. http://www.superfishalsf.com/

Jul 20, 2007

New Frank

New Frank Magazine "lost Angel" issue Featuring Estevan Oriol Go find it! www.Frank151.com

Jul 18, 2007

Cheese and Bonkers

use this one use this one Should be a banger.

Pardee in Aug. Juxtapoz

Portrait for the article by JON DRAGONETTE. Alex Pardee Blog

Jul 17, 2007

Congratulations to Herbert Baglione

Congratulations to Herbert Baglione and New Image Art Gallery The new exhibition sells out in its opening week Congratulations to Herbert Baglione and New Image Art Gallery The new exhibition sells out in its opening week Contemporary artist, Herbert Baglione’s exhibition titled "The Wall” opened this past Friday, July 13th. The opening reception was lined with patron’s eager to view Herbert’s greatly anticipated new work. The show met ultimate success as all works had completely sold out before the end of the opening weekend. “The Wall” is the follow up to his highly successful U.S. debut solo show,"Vossia", with FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco in 2006. Herbert’s new body of work ponders the “walls” inside contemporary society and one’s own internal walls that may lead to stagnation in life. Haunted expressions adorn Herbert’s elegant figures that range from the eerily thin, to exaggerated alien-like to the decadently obese.

Anthony Lister Review

Kqed says: Lister often works with images of superheroes, but they aren't fighting crimes or saving damsels in distress. They're fallen, tied up or just plain downtrodden and vaguely abstracted, much like our childhood memories. The artist has also included distorted images of recognizable cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Toucan Sam in some of his past works as a commentary on societies in which a barrage of media is unavoidable. The majority of the works in the Cracker Got Snapped by the Pops collection don't contain Lister's usual iconography, but they maintain his veiled messages about contemporary culture. Read the full review here: http://www.kqed.org/arts/visualarts/index.jsp?id=17889

Jul 16, 2007

Photos from Boogie

Boogie was in Aoyama Tokyo shooting a newly opened SHELLAC store.

Jul 15, 2007

N8 Van Dyke

This is where the magic happens.

Jul 14, 2007


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Michael Sieben, Upcoming at Fifty24sf in 2008

New images by Michael Sieben who will be having a show with FIFTY24SF in 2008