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David Choe Hardcover – July 7, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (July 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811869539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811869539
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Choe's artwork has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including Jonathan Levine in New York and the Lazarides gallery in London. He lives in Los Angeles.

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I would reccomend this book to any artist of any medium.
markus
It tells the story, through liner notes, sketches, and complete works, of his impressive career in visual art.
Knick
He works in all mediums, he can paint anything and everything, as well as on anything and everything.
Grady Harp

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 18, 2010
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This splashy, classy book is a monograph written by David Choe, the name of the book being DAVID CHOE. It is an artwork in and of itself in that the artist wrote all the content, designed the layout of the book, edited the mixture and then added an Introduction that amounts to bits and pieces pasted from responses to his art from his blog - not a bad idea -, but 99% of these comments are extremely negative, suggesting that Choe is a fool, a racist, a plagiarist, and a artist with no talent! It is a very funny way to open a book that is like no other book you will encounter. This reader finds it fascinating, hilarious, thoughtful, daring, and in all a magnificent read and view that will find its way onto the lap repeatedly.

For background about the artist David Choe, of Korean heritage, we must turn to the internet info: 'David Choe was born 1976 in Los Angeles. Today he is currently homeless wandering the earth. Making good art and bad music. His favorite places are Vietnam, Israel, NYC, and the Bay Area. Even though he dropped out of art school, he still gets asked to speak at universities all the time. He works in all mediums, he can paint anything and everything, as well as on anything and everything. He has won lots of awards and his work can be found in every facet of society, from comics, murals, toys, prints, movies, magazines, books, T shirts, commercials, posters, shoes, fine art, live demos, etc. He says he wants to retire early and illustrate the entire Bible and paint the entire Great Wall of China. But who knows anything with this guy'. It is fairly obvious who the author of this CV is!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eyes On Walls on September 5, 2010
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Sad stories, funny stories, stories of success, failure, adventures in train travel, money, cash, hoes... and art, amazing amazing amazing art. This book is a gloriously disturbing trip through the mind and work of a true artist.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By thomas Hancock on March 28, 2011
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I only gave David Choe four stars cuz I want to piss him off and keep him working hard. He's the James Brown of this art biz. This book is equally inspirational and frustrating, simultaneously making me want to go out and build/destroy and at the same time wanting to just quit. He's got so many different styles that are all his own and even his stuff I really don't like I still respect cuz you can see him in it. I'm just mad because I'll never have 10% of his talent and/or resolve. This book is beautiful. Thank you Sir Choe.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Giimo on August 19, 2011
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Este libro es en verdad un documento demasiado bueno, tratándose de Choe no podía tratarse de mas, conmocionante, incluso hasta incomodo y cómico.
Es en verdad inspiracional.
Un artista contemporáneo el cual no puedes saltar.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 18, 2010
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DAVID CHOE offers a collection of his various arts, which range from graffiti-like embellishments to paintings, cartoons, and startling commentary blending social observation with profanity. Art libraries will easily consider this a key acquisition for any collection profiling modern arts: it displays a range of pieces and accompanying angst and observations by an artist who offers no platitudes or compromises for his subjects and approaches. A fine and involving piece, this will reach any modern arts collection.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By markus on March 25, 2013
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I would reccomend this book to any artist of any medium. David Choe uses so many mediums from oil paint, spray paint to soy sauce to blood. He was involved with the L.A>. Riots and even included his high school report on it. Every artist should own this book. He was so broke he wanted fish n chips, that he offered the cook a painting of the food so he could eat. This inspired me to use all kinds of medium and has diversified my art greatly. BUY IT!
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This book is merely like David's personal diary. I had already purchased two books earlier when it was released and then a buddy stopped by at my home and found DC's book lying around. He and his wife were fascinated by this book and was planning to buy one. I just gave them the second copy. This shows why this book is a keeper of all the art books that I have collected.

In other word, David has put all of his sweat and some other puny details that I won't disclose here simply because some people can't accept the fact the way his artistic, honest mind functions here. So, if you have a curious and open mind, then, by all means, get this book in your shelves as it will provide timeless entertainment for your pleasure like it did to me occasionally.
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