Tuesday, June 17, 2008

David Choe Documentary at the LA Film Festival

Update: Check out my review and pictures from the World Premier

The world premier of the Documentary "Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe" is at the LA Film Festival. The film is directed by his high school friend, Harry Kim over an 8 year period after David Choe dropped out of Art school in 2000.
LA Film Festival

Los Angeles artist David Choe is not as crazy as his violent, phantasmagoric, and sexual work across several media would suggest, he is considerably more so, embodying William Blake's adage that "you never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough." Captivated by Choe's mania for adventure and excess, close friend Harry Kim filmed the artist's “life and crimes” from 2000 to 2007, a period coinciding with Choe's rise to fame and fortune in the art world as he matured from a street artist bombing underpasses and illustrating porn magazines to a respected muralist, painter, and graphic novelist. The ride, however, was a bumpy one. From jail sentences and an addiction to shoplifting and graffiti to dinosaur hunting and wrestling pygmies in the heart of the Congo, Choe's irrepressible spirit is as much a model of unrestrained living as it is a cautionary example of excess.

-- Travis Miles

The last piece of David Choe art that I saw was at the Upper Playground Los Angeles opening.
David Choe Upper Playground

LA Filmfest Ticket Information Dirty Hands Myspace Dirty Hands Official Website David Choe's Blog

Screening Schedule
Saturday, June 21st 9:45pm
Majestic Crest Theatre

Sunday, June 22nd 4:00pm
Mann Festival Theatre

Thursday, June 26th 4:30pm
Mann Festival Theatre


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