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Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe

The award-winning David Choe documentary now available on DVD

by Graham Hiemstra in Culture on 18 July 2011

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Now available on DVD for the first time, the biographical documentary "Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe" has been released through exclusive collaboration with Upper Playground. The painter, muralist, graffiti artist, and graphic novelist is best known for his unabashed personality and raw artwork that draws on his mental and physical desires—all of which make for an entertaining and captivating experience.

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Released in 2008, the straightforward documentary spans seven years of debauchery and creativity by the Los Angeles-based street artist. From his crime-ridden childhood and search for acceptance in the art community to his life-changing time spent in solitary confinement in a Tokyo prison, "Dirty Hands" captures every bit of emotion, energy and eventual understanding that characterizes the free flowing relationship between Choe and his surroundings.

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The two-disc DVD includes a twenty page booklet by Choe and plenty of bonus footage. You can grab it today from Upper Playground from their shop ($19) or stream it online for free.

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