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P//RETTY P U K E has been invited to Korea for a solo show. With your support he will create a documentary about Korean youth culture.
63 backers pledged $6,842 to help bring this project to life.

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P//RETTY P U K E has been invited to Seoul, South Korea for a solo show.

Three years ago VISLA Magazine, a South Korean publication, approached Prettypuke with the intent of showcasing American youth culture. However, at the time, there was not a gallery that was open to showcasing youth culture as experienced by Miller Rodriguez, better known as Prettypuke.

PRETTYPUKE'S INSTAGRAM
PRETTYPUKE'S INSTAGRAM

That was until this spring. Prettypuke has been invited to South Korea to exhibit over forty of his photographs that have never been seen before in a collection called HOODLUMS this April 15 hosted by VISLA Magazine at the Zinc Gallery. HOODLUMS was conceived when Miller attended CalArts and has been an ongoing series that captures American youth counterculture primarily in Los Angeles and New York. The term is extremely important to Prettypuke as there is a misconception that the youth today are subversive thugs when they really are the key to changing and influencing culture as we know it today. Miller’s goal is to expand on the series on an international level by documenting Korean youth culture. The beauty of this exhibition is that it will be open to the public free of admission. Prettypuke and his son Casper will be at the gallery for the entire duration of the exhibition interacting and creating with gallery patrons while capturing Korea's youth.

HOODLUMS
HOODLUMS

A Prettypuke show in Korea is a wild and an incredible opportunity for any artist to create and show the world how powerful, inspiring, and sometimes unknown Korean youth culture is and to bridge a connection between youth culture in American and Korea. It is during this trip that we intend to make a documentary that captures youth culture today through the eyes of Miller. Additionally, Miller will be bringing a hundred rolls of 35mm film, which he will use to document his entire experience and create his e-book.  The funding will contribute to the production of a e-book and documentary.  

Help us reach our goal, without you we are unable to do this.

PRETTYPUKE AND CASPER
PRETTYPUKE AND CASPER

:) :( :)  

*PP

Risks and challenges

Modernization in South Korea has been a gradual process and while there has been progress it is still deeply conservative in regards to sex, homosexuality and women’s autonomy. VISLA Magazine has expressed concern for Miller’s safety given the general nature of his work; it is an incredibly dangerous challenge that we face dealing with modern Korean politics.

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    ***LIMITED QUANITY !!!**

    THE FIRST 20 PLEDGES WHO PLEDGE $20 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION 8" x 10" UNFRAMED PRETTYPUKE PRINT!

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    P//RETTY P U K E E-BOOK: this pledge will give you access to a downloadable e-book via private file of Prettypuke's creative experience documenting Korean youth culture.

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    P//RETTY P U K E E-BOOK & DOCUMENTARY (digital copy) : this pledge will give you access to a downloadable e-book via private file as well as a digital copy of Prettypuke's documentary of Korean youth culture.

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    P//RETTY P U K E E-BOOK, DOCUMENTARY (digital copy), AND GOODY BAG: this pledge will give you access to a downloadable e-book via private file, a digital copy of Prettypuke's documentary of Korean youth culture, and a goody bag !

    The goody bag will include some of the following items:
    Exclusive Prettypuke polaroids
    Prettypuke Condoms
    A signature selfie
    Patches
    Stickers
    and more to be announced :) :( :)

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    P//RETTY P U K E E-BOOK, DOCUMENTARY, **AND AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION PRINT FEATURED IN THE HOODLUMS COLLECTION** !!!

    This pledge will give you access to a downloadable e-book via private file, a digital copy of Prettypuke's documentary of Korean youth culture and a limited edition signed unframed print from the HOODLUMS collection.

    Prettypuke does not sell his art, it is extremely personal to him but this is bigger than that. We want to share with the world our entire experience in Korea.

    The print is 24" x 36" printed on museum quality paper signed by Prettypuke. They will be limited edition unframed prints from the upcoming HOODLUMS collection.

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