Los Angeles based, Korean-American artist, David Choe, aka painter, troublemaker, illustrator, muralist, traveler, performer and host of the DVDASA show, releases his well recognized Munko whale as a plush toy this week.
The Munko whale first appeared in the Los Angeles graffiti scene as a David Choe signature, randomly popping up on pavements, concrete walls, over passes and freeways with quotes and food for thought.
David Choe’s Munkos have evolved and taken on many personas over the years, ranging from skinny long legs, lady friends, polkadotted variations and on and on:
Upper Playground, in association with Good Smile Company is happy to produce and release The MUNKO PLUSH TOY for all Choe fans. Click on the photo below and pick up a Munko before they are sold out!
TODAY, Los Angeles based painter, illustrator, DVDASA host, and entertainer, David Choe is opening his first exhibition in almost 4 years at Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City, Mexico. The show consisting of a giant colorful mural in Choe’s signature “dirty style” looms over a new collection of collage sculptures, found object installations and a great number of watercolors and paintings that he’s produced in an incredibly short period of time.
Choe’s new body of work, bearing the spirit and weight of his 4 years of silence seem to explode with aggressive colors, textures and details. His characters shaped by his whimsical sense of humor and delicate techniques maintain Choe’s reputation as a master painter of his generation and does not disappoint.
SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ runs from AUGUST 17TH, 2013 – OCTOBER 27TH, 2013
Museo Universitario del Chopo
Dr Enrique Gonzalez Mtz #10
Take a look at some of his works from the show and visit www.snowmanmonkeybbq.mx for more info: