INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS: The Lost Art of the Film [Upper Playground for Haiti]

Sam Flores

We at Monster Fresh love The Upper Playground and the crew of incredibly talented artists that regularly collaborate with them.  After the tragedy in Haiti last month, UP stepped up with a 50% Off sale to benefit the disaster victims.  The sale applied to everything, even the fine art prints were 1/2 off, and for every shirt purchased, another shirt was also donated for the cause.  As if that wasn’t enough, now the the folks at UP have teamed up with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, SA Studios Global, and The Weinstein Company in an effort to raise even more money for the Nation in turmoil.  Using Tarantino‘s latest Oscar-nominated film, Inglourious Basterds, as their muse, 13 of today’s biggest artists contributed their own rendition of poster art from the film.  Included among the artists are such talents as Munk One, David Choe, Alex Pardee, and Jeremy Fish; each of which brings their own trademark styles and unique approach to their pieces.  However, while some artists’ works are more instantly recognizable, like N8 Van Dyke‘s, others display a completely different aspect to their work, (see: Sam Flores‘ print, pictured above).  Each of the 13 prints will run in an extremely limited series only 6 each.  Each print will also be signed by Tarantino himself and will go on sale tonight (Feb. 18)  from 6-9 at the Upper Playground location in Los Angeles.  All profits will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid in the Haiti Earthquake relief effort.  Here’s a great opportunity to contribute to a noble cause, while investing in something that is guaranteed to multiply in value, almost immediately.

Complete details and images of each print, after video:


SA Studios Global’s Film Marketing Division has teamed up with Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company to present, THE LOST ART OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
On February 18th, 2010 from 6p – 9p the world will get to preview and purchase the “Lost Art of Inglorious Basterds” at The Upper Playground Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. All proceeds from this program will be donated to The American Red Cross to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.

This creative team has assembled the following select group of accomplished artists, David Choe, Sam Flores, Estevan Oriol, Grotesk, Jeremy Fish, Patrick Martinez, Alex Pardee, Dora Drimalas, Munk One, N8 Van Dyke, Rene Alamanza, Morning Breath and Skinner Davis, to create their own poster art based off their interpretation of the Oscar Nominated film, “Inglourious Basterds” artwork.

Each print will be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino. Only six (6) of each amount will be made.

The gallery will open will be open to the general public from 6p – 9p on Thursday February 18th, 2010 at Upper Playground Los Angeles located at 125 East 6th Street in Downtown LA. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the limited edition prints for $300. The prints are giclée print and are only available for purchase at Upper Playground, Los Angeles. Phone orders and web orders will not be accepted. Prints will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The purchase of prints will be limited to one per buyer.

Alex Pardee

David Choe


Rene Almanza

N8 Van Dyke

Munk One

Morning Breath

Patrick Martinez

Jeremy Fish


Estevan Oriol

Dora Drimalas

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