Dec 18

Oriol Show & Book Signing at Known Gallery

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exhibition and book signing

Opening reception December 21, 2013 | 2-7pm
On view: December 21, 2013 – January 4, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

@estevanoriol @ knowngallery

New & restocked tees available here.

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Dec 11

Fifty24SF – Playground Legends Show

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PlaygroundLegends_FLYER2-copyNew Fifty24SF show, Playground Legends, opening this Saturday at 6pm.  Limited prints from O.G. Upper Playground artists including:

Brian Flynn, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Dora Drimalas, Estevan Oriol, Herbert Baglione, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Mars-1, Miss Van, Morning Breath, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, Pez, Sam Flores, Saner and Smithe.


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Jan 21

Eriberto Oriol for Altamont (Estevan Oriol Video)

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A top art critic from The Los Angeles Times once called Eriberto Oriol “a people’s aesthete for his discerning eye.” Indeed, Eriberto’s photos have a strong sense of perspective and composition. This formal sensibility is further elevated by his gift for capturing the raw essence and realities of L.A. Latino street life and instilled in Eriberto’s son, Estevan Oriol, at an early age. Altamont presents a video, in two parts, about its collaboration with Eriberto, directed by none other than Estevan Oriol. (from Hypebeast)

Altamont x Eriberto Oriol – I Have a Dream Men’s Shirt, Black

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May 28

Upper Playground, Fifty24SF Gallery, 12 Grain, Estevan Oriol – restocks

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Upper Playground - Morning Breath UPSA Men's Shirt, BlackUpper Playground - Denis Kennedy Shoe Boxes Men's Shirt, BlackFifty24SF - Munk One Jesus Piece Men's Shirt, Black12 Grain - Sam Flores Draw Men's Shirt, Black12 Grain - Sam Flores Scaly Dragon Men's Shirt, BlackEstevan Oriol - L.A. Hands Shirt, BlackEstevan Oriol - West Coast Shirt, BlackGallery Fifty 24SF - Munk One Dope Masters Men's Shirt, WhiteUpper Playground - Denis Kennedy Cassettes Women's Shirt, WhiteAlex Pardee - Awful/Homesick, Hardback
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May 18

Estevan Oriol Featured Interview from UP “The Run Up” DVD

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“Former club bouncer and Los Angeles native Estevan Oriol got his start in the entertainment business managing tours for huge artists like “House of Pain” and “Cypress Hill” almost 20 years ago. While globe trotting with them he began his photography career taking flicks of the madness and glitter that surrounds international celebrities. When he was back home in L.A though, it was a much different story. He took his cues from the street life surrounding him. The singular dramatic black and white photos he produces are gripping, beautiful, and authentically menacing portraits of individuals fully immersed in L.A gang lifestyle. Blessed with a talented eye and a hood pass, he takes pictures in places armed with a camera where most tough guys would take a weapon.  Offered for the first time to the public for free, in this exclusive interview from  “The Run Up”, Estevan Oriol expresses his thoughts, methods, and views on approaching everyday with the hunger of a hustler who doesn’t know where his next meal will come from.”

Purchase Upper Playground’s “The Run Up” DVD

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