Dirty Hands chronicles the life and career of David Choe from 2000 to 2007 as documented by his close friend and director, Harry Kim. The documentary reveals the highs and lows involved in the upwards trajectory of David's career using the same "no holds barred" style that makes his artwork so unique and sought-after. Ultimately, the film unveils a explicit yet personal story of the trials of a succeeding talent, inspirational to any artist.
Originally, the "Dirty Hands" documentary premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to multiple sold-out screenings and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. It was also featured as the closing film at the MoMA's "All the Wrong Art: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film" documentary series. It is now available on DVD for the first time ever through Upper Playground.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, David Choe is a renown painter, illustrator, journalist and entertainer. Recognized by his 'dirty hands' style, Choe developed his hand from his deep roots in graffiti and hitchhiking glory days. From graffiti Munko whales to his cult-classic comic book, 'Slow Jams.' Choe has published and produced numerous creative endeavors in graphic illustration, comic novels, painting, broadcasting, TV shows and collaborations with many artists and commercial entities. Choe continues to develop his interest in traveling and broadcasting while also focusing on his art practice, mainly watercolors and mixed media paintings for his up coming shows.