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LEGOLIZE IT! | INDISPENSABLE: Art by the ounce

Posted on 26 May 2012 by admin

LOS ANGELES, CA. May 10, 2012.  In compassionate compliance with CA Proposition 215, the LAgo brand, in a landmark partnership with The Seventh Letter and Known Gallery Worldwide, is stoked to announce the Grand Opening of the inaugural LAgo brand Collective – “INDISPENSABLE: Art by the ounce.” (Compassionate Care Clinic and Fine Art Dispensary). (cough.)
In the wake of increasing raids on Medical Marijuana dispensaries by local, state and federal drug enforcement agencies, the LAgo brand’s brand-new, flagship storefront is set to open on May 26, 2012 at Known Gallery located at 441 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The LAgo brand, as a perpetual “harvest” of healing power, has been especially commodified to meet the addictions of anyone who has ever wanted to experience the transaction of purchasing medical marijuana – or fine art – at a legal business organization.
Synthetic starter-plants, seedlings, clones, and a totally huge selection of intoxicating, fake plastic buds- all built with LEGO bricks to resemble some of the finest strains of medicinal marijuana ever grown will be on display and available for limited purchase. (cough.)
NO “SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION” NECESSARY! THERE’S NOT A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE! NO MEDICAL MARIJUANA ID CARD? NO PROBLEM, MON!
*WARNING: ART NOT FOR ACTUAL SMOKING…CHOKING HAZARD UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE* (cough..)
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and special guest
JASON ALPER

Jason Alper is from east London, England. Exposed and inspired by an array of cultures around him, his life was and is an ongoing dichotomy.
In the past decade, Jason has been an influencer in the world of popular culture, collaborating wit  Sacha Baron Cohen. He is known as a fearless costume designer with an artistic and irreverent eye, and for creating the iconic and memorable characters of Ali G, Borat, Bruno and most recently, The Dictator.
Always one to push the envelope, Alper made the decision to use his inventiveness by expressing his talents in a new medium, one that has always been at his core, art. His wry fusion of contemporary and classic icons is served up with the same satire and irony that has characterized his work as a costume designer.
After his first sell out art show in Los Angeles, “It’s all Back On”, he has recently displayed new works entitled “Proletarian Drift & The Enfranchisement Of The Bourgeoisie In The 21st Century”, a collection of oils and sculptures. “Since oil has received so much bad press lately, I felt that it was time to do something positive with it”.
Jason Alper has been a costume designer and stylist for the past 20 years, mainly in the world of comedy. In 2007 he moved to Los Angeles, where he continues to design costumes for movies and create art.

www.TheSeventhLetter.com

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TLOK: TKO Crew, California

Posted on 16 August 2010 by admin

First things first…..What do you write and why?
And what crews do you assosciate with?

’’Tloko’’ because all the cool names were taken.TKO AWR MSK VANDALS INK

How long have you painted for and what got you started?
16 Years. I had 2 choices bang or write.
What do you enjoy writing on the most? walls…steel…..etc…
Girls asses.

What was your best experience in graffiti?
Getting head from hoodrats just because i’m from TKO

Ever been arrested or in some serious shit over art?
Hell yeah my door is still fucked up from the last time the pigs kick down my door. Fuckers!.

Give us a good chase story….everyone has em……
I was bombing in east L.A. and some gangsters started blasting at me. So I ran into the freeway and the cops seen me and they thought I was blasting. They pulled out there guns on me. So i ran back thinking the gangster and the cops can just take each other out, but when i got back to the spot the gangsters were gone and the cops were there waiting for me and like lucy i had some explaining to do.

What kind of music influences you?
70’S porno music

Who was the first writer you met?
MAE 2 R.I.P

Do you rack paint or buy it?
Both.

Where do you think graffiti is going
in the future?

Where ever I go!

With harsher penalties for being caught, do you think thatʼs only gonna make people go bigger and harder?
I do!

What do you think about a graffiti artist spending 3 years in jail and
a rapist doing a year?

It means a writer will only get raped 1 year and he’ll have 2 years to get over it.

Why do you write? Is it to see your name all over? Is it to show your
freedom? Is it for vandalism?

I’m a fuckin’ ‘’vandal’’ not fit for society.

Do you plan to paint forever? Or do you see yourself being satisfied
at one point?

Till the grave!!!

Whats the worst part about graffiti to you? Is it the penalties, the
beef, the toys….?

No dental plan.

Seeing how we were all toys once, what do you think about toys?
THEY MUST DIE!!!!!!!!!

Who is your favorite writer when it comes to letters and what are they
about?

Mr.Cartoon from the Soul Assassins. A dope tattooist and a smart business man.

What influences your letters?
Tattoo artist & sign painters.

Do you like stock caps, thin caps, or fat caps the best?
I use all kinds.

What 2 people do you admire outside
the graffiti world and why?

Who ever is fucking j-lo!!!

What motivates you to paint in the middle of the night?
All the fucking people walking around in the day time.

Where do you see your art in 10 years?
On a fuck load of trains, walls, and asses!!!

Any last thoughts
‘’YES’’ IF ANY COPS ARE READING
THIS. I’M JUST PLAYING “VANDALIZM IS BAD, VERY BAD AND DON’T DO DRUGS KIDS! AND MAKE SURE THE GIRLS YOU ARE F#*%ING ARE NOT 15 YEARS OLD EVEN IF THEY LOOK ALL HOT AND SEXY AND SHIT…………….PEACE TO MY HOMEBOY OVER MAY HE REST IN PEACE”.

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