:::: skatelegs magazine incorporated two thousand and eleven ::::

SKATE LEGS MAGAZINE WELCOMES YOU...\

BITE YOUR LIP photo: bnels

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"NATIVE AMERICAN EATING OATMEAL" Jaque Fragua in NEW MEXICO

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3/19/11 COMING FROM THE LAND OF SNOW

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3/18/11 † LUCIANO SCHERER † INTERVIEW

Can you tell me a little about yourself and where you're from?

My name is Luciano Scherer...I was born in 1987 in Santa Vitória do Palmar, extreme south of Brazil...

Would you say there is an underlying theme behind a lot of the work you do?

Yes, my work is about life and death. And the things between them. And after...

What is your favorite part about where you live?

I live now in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Here I live with friends who paint and play music together, I play guitar too. Here it is different than Sao Paulo, a bigger and noisy city. Here it is easier to date friends and to go anywhere , but back in Sao Paulo I have made real good friends too. I like both.

Is your work derived from particular stories or narratives you make up on your own? Or are your paintings coming from somewhere deeper ingrained in historical archetypes? or both?

Sometimes just after a longtime I can understand what a work signifies in my life, like states of conscience or emotions or feelings, but always in metaphoric ways. Sometimes it goes around other social things, like history, religion, myths, rituals or even nature. Or everything together...

Do you want to take the person viewing your work to another world, in a sense, or just get some type of reaction out of them? or does it matter?

I never think about this specifically, but to me it is a place that I need to go sometimes, the places are a memory of other places but together in another way...

Do you have any specific influences in your work or is it a mixture of your own brain brushed onto the canvas?

Everyone has influences. I really enjoy art so I`m always looking for influences. A little part of everything appears in my work afterwards and while I'm working on a piece. But I study flemish paintings, and naive art as well. I appreciate Brazilian art and alchemical drawings. Botanic materials. Animals. Geometric. Raw art. Lots of things.

Can you tell me a little about your mural painting you do?

Some years ago I was more interested in mural painting and big handmade street posters, but as of right now I prefer working on canvas because it gives me more possibilities and more time to work... But I still enjoy murals.


What about your video work? how do you see video fitting in with your other work you make?

The videos I made always are a collaborative effort. Other peoples work is incorporated into it. The "rubyhead`s ascension" and "Looking for jesus" (animations of the characters in my paintings)… I made with Thiago Medici, a friend who animates in a naive way, that I really enjoy… I think that my video work completes the painting work I do because its actually possible to see the way that certain characters from my paintings interact with each other, beyond the static canvas, with a history, or a "mythological happening" in a sense.

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3/5/2011 KOOL KID KREYOLA @ THE HEIST GALLERY The opening reception for the site specific mural was last night, Saturday March 5th. Art Money. Art LIfe....and Martin Luther King Jr. all in one gallery. View the new work by Kool Kid Kreyola during the month of March through till the beginning of April...

spencer keeton cunningham kool kid kreyola

kool kid kreyola spencer keeton cunningham

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LISA WEISS is a photographer and rocker living in san francisco, california

foto:Lisa Weiss

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 3/4/2011 BEN EINE IN SAN FRANCISCO Ben Eine aka EINE is an artist from England, most known for his signature letters on shutters throughout the U.K. as well as his collaborations with fellow street artist Banksy in the areas around Shoreditch, East London. His most recent publicity however has been for having one of his pieces given as a diplomatic present by England's prime minister to President Obama. Since his plane touched down on American soil Ben has been painting the city of San Francisco non stop as well as preparing for his opening reception this coming Saturday... He is having an exhibition at Whitewalls gallery during the month of March through till April. The opening recpetion is Saturday march 12th... Then we saw these paintings and artwork from a collection of Rockwell work and thought hrmm, maybe this really isn't so simple. From there we looked up some other artists and found them all to be really similar.

Graham and Ben

Ben working on last minute pieces for the opening reception on march 12th at whitewalls...

Constable Posse, Bluebottle Bizzie Bobbies, Asphalt Cowboys...the Old Bill

photos: SKC

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 WE OUT HERE Larry, Kenny, and Kool Kid Kreyola

 

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ERLIN GEFFRARD

is a contemporary Painter from Florida who now works and resides in California. He's currently pursuing projects dealing with "Art Money" amongst other themes...

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2/26/11NIA MACKNIGHT "STANDING ROCK"

Home...Many abandoned houses such as this one dot the horizon line of the reservation

A young Lakota girl places her hand on the window as she drives through the reservation with her grandfather

A young Lakota boy gazes out onto the reservation

Relations...Cousins stroll through their family's alloted land on the reservation

An American flag lays on the grassy plains of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation

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SHOTS RANG OUT IN THE WINTER WIND TOO FAR FOR ME TO SEE

by bnels

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2/22/11 "CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ART" RYE PURVIS INTERVIEW

Where are you from and whos your favorite celebrity with plastic surgery side effects?

New Mexico... and probably Shauna Sand...

What would you consider to be contemporary native art nowadays?

The stuff I see my friends making...

Do you think a lof of non-native artists today are 'biting' native styles in art ( i.e. using teepees, feathers, and other references in paintings) ?

I would say they are borrowing definitely, but I think it's a bit of an afterthought. The designs, colors, and layouts that originate from Navajo rugs or Pueblo pottery or whatever North American tribe the "look" comes from is so detached from its original state. It probably doesn't help seeing chicks like Ke$ha prance around on the American Idol stage with a headdress on. The general audience probably doesn't realize that wearing a headdress for instance is disrespectful to customs and traditions. Maybe the general public thinks it's okay to borrow imagery cause they think it's not an issue anymore. But in reality, there are many issues you don't learn in elementary, middle, or high school. And, that, is just one of many problems...

Do you think thats a new trend in hipster art?

Yeah. It's definitely "cool" to reference indians. Kinda reminds me of a quote from Sherman Alexie, where he's saying something like "All the hippies just wanted to be natives anyway…" or something like that. It's this deeply engrained stereotyping of this western ideal American indian who is one with nature and the animals. Dances with wolves shit you know?

Whats up with Navajo prints...i heard they're a really popular now...

haha yea I saw that the other day online. It's funny seeing stuff in Forever 21 on the coat rack and I swear i've seen that pattern in my grandmom's rugs. so far removed from its context…

What is the main focus of your current work your working on right now?

Actually everything we've been talking about already in regards to fashion. I like this idea of creating a conversation with those who wear native-inspired fashion or present native-inspired artwork, rather than pointing fingers. Nobody's directly to blame, it's just this weird generational gap and media flux that is removing or trying to remove context and respect from culturally and historically dense materials. Hasn't native America been through enough?

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ANDREW NORRIS frontside smith 180 at shell, San Francisco, California

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2/21/11 T.F.M. IN PANAMA INTERVIEW

Recently I interviewed the one and only during his most recent trip to Panama where he tells us about his current movements in Latin America as well as the current state of D.I.Y. skate spots there, Panama beer prices, his favorite reggaeton, prositution, the Panama skate scene, and some overall insight into the feel for skateboarding in a different country from a perspective that could only be told by the man himself....

Ok, so for people that dont know what the does T.F.M.. stand for? does it have multiple meanings?

T.F.M. or in Espanol E.H.L.M…The Freeman Movement or El Hombre Libre Movemiento…. its a legacy, a flag of my lineage, its my family and all of our conquests... You can let it fly from mountains of peoples brains, from the vaginas of chicks in foreign countries, from the skate spots of Portland, Oregon… My dads given' up on his imperialistic nature... socially, psychically, and geographically... but I'm in panama planting various types of flags and my brother just relocated to pittsburgh to expand his territories… We are currently waiting for some Louisianna purchase type opportunities

I heard your living in panama right now. what are you doing down there? other than moving kilos...

I've been moving kilos of toxin laced sweat all over this city... yesterday... I was sweating out demons hard... My armpit is the ocean, my arm is a system of river tributaries, and yesterday I was on a crowded bus standing above a little old lady who was sitting and the top of her head became the big lake... I didn't realize I had been dripping sweat the whole bus ride... she never noticed... tree falling with nobody around....... as for the real answer to the question, skating with the homes…

 

What are the skate spots like en Panama?

Panama is full of good skate spots... One every block but most of them take some serious urban manipulation... good architecture but with bad materials, they put glass on walls and break it on the ground too, those spots are fun... American influence, Spanish influence, and lots of Panama style urban planning.... Clayton or what some people jokingly call Portland is killing it tho... its a piece of concrete in what we would call a jungle, the land was originally owned by the US because we had 5 km in all directions of the canal but now because it's in the hands of Panama, the property is in limbo... so my friends have been creating a transformation of the broken down materials from the buildings on the site and reconstructed in a manner fit for skating... Just skated there with Kenny Anderson, Rob G, and a good mix of pros, they were feeling it.…

Hows the beer down there??

The beer is perma pabst… same alcohol content, like 3.8 or something ... its 35 cents if you buy it at the right spots... so i drink like 75 a day...

So did your previous beer sponsor drop you then?

Yeah... I had to cut all ties with Genesee. I mean I kinda got tired of drinkin it becuase of my friend Brando. He pretty much killed it for me. Everyday it was a trip to plaid pantry, scoop on three Genesee's and then off to the East Waterfront manuel pad. When it all comes down to it, I basically just had to stop supporting them becuase they simply just werent flowing me enough product down here... so any beer sponsors out theree looking for fresh new skateboarders to sponsor im open arms right now. I had to drop my black tanktop sponsor as well. That stuff kinda just insn't as fashionable as it used to be for males anymore.. But as far as Genesee is concerned...maybe Brando can send them some footage. I dont know...

I heard they have prostitutes that literally try to pull you into dark doorways from the shadows down there when your walking through alleyways at night... is that true?

i wish... you have to go to the casinos or fancy night clubs here... that's actually only in Peru… its cool tho because the working girls just party at the clubs and hang out all normal like and by the end of the night some old guy or a Canadian pays up...

Who is this Harold Tomlinson guy?

Harold is a big gay shattah rasta skate diva….He's the Marc Johnson of Panama… He's been a large foundational part of building up the skate industry here in Panama and him,his car Arturo, and his big pet bird Miguelon Freemanito are at the center of all the good skate sessions

How is your Spanglish down there ?

Slang as fuck... words being birthed with every blunt... just coming up with the weirdest things to say and trying to pronounce them as crazed as possible and with Spanish that can get pretty crazed... Quuuuuueeeee Etiiiiiiilo… I've been coming down to Latin America for 4 winters now trying to learn Spanish and traveling around but now i don't want to learn Spanish… i wanna learn Panameno

I heard most of the skate homies interpret American culture through gangster rap music down there...how does that work?

People just like reggae and hip hop a lot down here and identify with it because it is about progression, change, suffering, weed, and the streets... Learning a language is hard but once you throw in the extreme levels of slang associated with hip hop and reggae all your left with is undefinable syllables... but Harold knows all of the syllables.

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IMAGINATION STATION 2011 over the past 2 years this ongoing work in progress is breifly discussed by kool kid kreyola...

 

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spencer keeton cunningham

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LAURA ONSALE

"Miramol" Video (single-channel), 18min 35sec, 2010

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MISSISSIPPI JOE back tail foto: Patrick Buckley

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BNELS AND BRIDGES

by Danilo Parra and Brett Nelson  circa 2009

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KATY FLIES makes music

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HENRY GUNDERSON is a painter. He paints some thangs...

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sleep

spencer keeton cunningham

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first issue of skatelegs magazine coming out early 2011..

Rye Purvis "contemporary native art"rye purvis_skatlegs

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Erick Lennin Andino "Natures Lost Highway." Erick is an sf based artist originally from Honduras. this particular peice is from a series of images combining foto and collage work to create intricate layers of conent and composition

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2/26/11 PHEELICKS ARCHULETA INTERVIEWGot in a quick interview with the san jose legend and multi talented member of the band the Mumlers before he hit the road for another west coast tour yesterday...

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photo: David Luraschi

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Panama Skate Tour

Bredio Cedeño A, Harold Tomlinson, Antonio Navarro, Jose Manuel Quelne, T.F.M., Ricaurter Marengo, and Rafael Gonzalez on a skate tour in Central America. foto: Josue Watts

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Fargo North Dakota Skatepark. A long drive along highway 94 East through the dry abandoned plains will bring to you to a place where the locals speak a different toungue and the skate spots are few and far between but the skatepark is a hidden treasure awaiting unsuspecting travellers in search of mellow transition and spacious skateboarding terrrain..

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Charles D. Martin nyc based painter

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Native American Eating Oatmeal

Jaque Fragua

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Andrew Norris, hurricane grind San Francisco, CA

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Mario Ayala

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foto: bnels

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin. United States

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David Luraschi is a sacred geometrist from France

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T.F.M. interview from Panama

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Photo: Danilo Parra

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Bryan derballa is a photographer based in new york city. he is constantly putting out new work and works as a photojournalist contributor for the wall street journal. he is also founder of a photography blog known as lovebryan.com. this an essay on scraper bikes in oakland entitled: scrapin'

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Arto Saari Photo Danilo Parra

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Empire Seven Studios "Kyle Pellet Exhibit"

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Djavon Santos

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Jordan Bogash

paints your dreams and nightmares...

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Nellie Nguyen  

filmed by David Luraschi

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Minori Yata Artist Interview

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Foto: Josue Watts

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Sandy Kim

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Mississippi Joe on Alabama. Foto: Gerald

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Henry Gunderson

Henry Gunderson is a son of a Gunderson and he is a real nice artist and person...

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Leeside Vancouver bc

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Negar Mirsaeid makes neo conceptual art and runs the Kitch Gallery with a collective of artists based in San Francisco, California

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SLED WARS Bryan Derballa and friends NYC

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Brandon McDonough

Photo: Brenna Higgins Portland, OR

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photos Bnels

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Mariah StDennis

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Mario leaving his trace on the streets of san franco. R.I.P.

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Idaho Posse Roadtrip headed by Bob Heintz aka B.O.B.

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Foto: David Luraschi

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Katy Fleischman mural in progress

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foto: Lisa Weiss

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ROAD LIFE

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Fever Foot

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Bnels in nyc in the summertime... sunshine and goodtimes.

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Danilo Parra "Voodoo King" drawingr

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Sweet Tooth Nelson - ROLL TIDE

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ANTISOCIAL GALLERy Vancouver BC

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Cam is from Bellingham Washington but now he lives in Portland, Oregon... here he is doing a frontside wall glide

 

Charles Martin

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Xeno Miller gettin ova the hump in OR foto:M.G.H.

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Jaque Fragua collaboration in New Mexico

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Art show up at Whiskey Theives, sf on geary inbetween Larkin and Hyde.. Artists: Max Marttilla, Laura Onsale, Luke Baldwin, Chris Atwood, and Spencer Keeton Cunningham

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Richard Castaneda

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Health Kirchart Photo: Danlio Parra

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Kurt Loaded circa 2002. Bend Oregon. Foto: skc

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"Let Me Be" Whale Blood - Installation by Katy Fleischman

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"Crowbonehuyana" foto by Rae Rubio

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Traditonal Pomo redwood home (ka sill ka lay ja'a) built by Ras K'dee and others...

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Foto: Josue Watts

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foto: skc

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"Retrato de Hombre Libre" 16mm film

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"The Ego-though slightly bruised, remains protected. Meta-consciousness..." Erick Lennin Andino

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Foto: Lisa Weiss

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"Una Truco Mas Freeman" el pivito fakie en Panama.

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filmed by Danilo Parra 

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foto: David Luraschi

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Sideroom is a New Zealand Based Artist Collective

foto Alex Flannery, JAPAN

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Erick Lennin Andino three dimentional shrine work

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foto: sandy kim

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ill Studios

Installation and photography
Damien Hirst collaboration in All Gone book. 2010

a "multi-disciplinary platform" based in Paris, France

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Photo: Danilo Parra

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Kurt Loaded circa two thousand and nine

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foto/2-d sculpture by Nathan Maas

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Kool Kid Kreyola gallery lIfe photo: Gunderson

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Kool Kid Kreyola Universe Painting

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Bob Heintz

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by Jordan Bogash

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Quinn Arneson 

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former member of the band formerly known as T.O.B. getting some love from Portland locals

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Captain Canada aka Alex Moser

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"Killa Poodles on the Attack" Gasworks. Seattle, WA

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George Kuchar Upheaval

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in other news Stevie G's Chain is very big and heavy...

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Foto: Josue Watts

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Battle at 536

 

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Kool Kid Kreyola be shittin on your gallery space

 

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foto: Danilo Parra en Ensenda

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J. Bogash Art

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Spencer Curtis says its hammer time baby...

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Danilo Parra "Trippin down in Braja"

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New Waterfront Portland Oregon

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Sweet Tooth Nelson PART I

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RYE PURVIS

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2/26/11 NIA MACKNGHT "STANDING ROCK"

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CROW INDIAN RESERVATION. Montana

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Erick Lennin Andino SHRINE WORK

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Danilo Parra is a filmmaker and artist from nyc

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Robert Groves and some fellow skate rats in SF

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Sweet Tooth Nelson "THANK GOD FOR SATAN"

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