Early urban works inspired by actual events and life in my neighborhood in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles. Also, a series of collaborations with graffiti writers from Los Angeles and San Francisco in the early 1990's, including ABIS, TEMPT, RACKUS, TWIST, and REALM.

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 "The Death of Manuel"   Oil on canvas, 1990 
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 "Los Angeles: Requiem for the City"   1989. Acrylic on Canvas, 54" x 54". 
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 "The Evils of the City"   1989. Acrylic on Canvas, 26" x 60". 
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 "East Side Incident"   1990. Acrylic on Canvas, 53" x 64". 
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 "The City Rises"   1990. Acrylic on Canvas, 53" x 64" 
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 "Murder at Mobil"   1990. Acrylic on Canvas, 53" x 64". 
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 "?"   1990. Acrylic on Canvas, 53" x 64". 
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 "The Joy, Love, and Romance of Hot Rods (Von Dutch's Legacy)"   1996. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40".  
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 "East Side Incident", 1992.   Oil on Canvas, 53" x 68" 
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 "The Murder of Michael Sheen Ensley - Reseda High School, Feb. 22, 1993"   1993. Acrylic on Masonite, 12" x 17". 
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 "TheTragic Death of Sheila Lorta"   1992. Oil on Wood Panel, 13" x 16". 
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 "Incident at the 3 of Clubs"   Oil on black velvet, 1989 
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 "Hollywood Hermosa, Casa Linda", 1991.   Oil on Canvas, 53" x 68" 
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 "L.A. Drive By (Crips)"   Oil on canvas, 53" x 64", 1989 
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 "Death in South Central (Bloods)"   1991. Oil on Canvas, 53"x 64" 
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 "Q-Vo" in collaboration with ABIS (Wil Lanni).   1992. Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 53" x 64". 
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 "Homegirl (WRATH)" in collaboration with ABIS (Wil Lanni).   1993. Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas, 53" x 64". 
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 "Aftermath of a Drive By" with "REALM"(Devin Flynn)   Oil and spray paint on canvas, 1991 
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 "East Side Incident" with "REALM" (Devin Flynn)   Oil and spray paint on canvas, 1991 
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 "L.A. Drive By" with "ABIS"   Oil and spray paint on canvas, 1989 
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 "Hate the Haight" in collaboration with TWIST (Barry McGee).   1994. Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 48" x 72" 
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 "Big Rat Trap" with REALM (Devin Flynn)   Oil and spray paint on canvas, 126" x 168", 1991 
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 "La Migra" in collaboration with TWIST (Barry McGee)"   1996. Mixed Media on Steel Panels, 112" x 85" x 34" 
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 "Nollie to Nose Grind" in collaboration with RACKUS   1994. Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 41" x 41". 
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 "Skate Graff" in collaboration with TEMPT   1994. Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 41" x 41". 
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 "Heel Flip" in collaboration with TEMPT   1994. Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 41"x 41". 
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 "Injustice Leading Greed and Opportunity"   Oil on canvas, 1992 
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 "The Romance of Commerce"   1996. Oil on Canvas, 43" x 54". 
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 "Viet Nam Vets"   Oil on canvas, 1994 
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 "Viet Nam Vets II"   Oil on canvas, 43" x 54"  
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 "The Gates of Hell", in collaboration with Stephen Rivers   1992. Mixed Media, 10' x 4'6" x 8" 
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 "The Mocking of Jesus"   Oil on canvas, 54" x 43", 2005 
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 "Asi es mi Barrio", 1994   Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 25" x 36" 
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 "In the Studio (Hommage to Keith Boadwee)"   1993. Oil on Canvas, 8" x 8" 
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 "Average American: 34 donuts, 17 bars of soap,   1 book per year", Oil on canvas, 2006