“Beef”, 11x14″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available now from Blackbook Gallery in Denver.



Shaolin monk.



“Skies Full of Eagles” by Wes Lang.

If her bra matches her panties when you take off her clothes, it wasn’t you who decided to have sex.

- Unknown


Touring Thailand, 1989.



Painting by Pakayla Biehn.



“Mirroring the incident in Sacramento that had brought so much attention in 1967, on February 29, 1969, a group of Seattle Panthers led by Lt. Elmer Dixon gathered on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia, Washington to protest a bill that would make it a crime to exhibit firearms ‘in a manner manifesting an intent to intimidate others.’ In contrast to the California demonstration, they did not enter the building and they were not arrested.”



“American Integrity”, 24x18″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available now from Blackbook Gallery in Denver, 304 Elati Street.  Solo show opens tonight, 6-10pm.  Hope to see you there.

The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.

- Carl Sagan
All that we can surmise of humankind’s genetic history argues for a more liberal sexual morality, in which sexual practices are to be regarded first as bonding devises and only second as a means for procreation.

- E. O. Wilson


“Abraxas”, 11x14″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available August 15 from Blackbook Gallery in Denver.



Terry Barensten photo.



Shepard Fairey.



On retreat in southern France, near Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village, 2005.

Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Irie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again.  That’s my utopia.

- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Painting by Remio.



Cinelli Ram 2 handlebars.



Alex Grey.



Dope.

We are
Born like this
Into this
Into these carefully mad wars
Into the sight of broken factory windows of emptiness
Into bars where people no longer speak to each other
Into fist fights that end as shootings and knifings
Born into this
Into hospitals which are so expensive that it’s cheaper to die
Into lawyers who charge so much it’s cheaper to plead guilty
Into a country where the jails are full and the madhouses closed
Into a place where the masses elevate fools into rich heroes

- Charles Bukowski


I have a piece in this show that opens today at Inner State Gallery in Detroit!  50+ artists.  Check it.



“Drums in Space”, 12x12″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available now from 1xRUN.



Black Panther students.



“1986 El Camino”, 36x16″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available August 15 from Blackbook Gallery in Denver.



Painting by Pakayla Biehn.

Sometimes we think that to develop an open heart, to be truly loving and compassionate, means that we need to be passive, to allow others to abuse us, to smile and let anyone do what they want with us.  Yet this is not what is meant by compassion.  Quite the contrary.  Compassion is not at all weak.  It is the strength that arises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world.  Compassion allows us to bear witness to that suffering, whether it is in ourselves ot others, without fear;  it allows us to name injustice without hesitation, and to act strongly, with all the skill at our disposal.  To develop this mind state of compassion… is to learn to live, with sympathy for all living beings, without exception.

- Sharon Salzberg


Orfn.



Hajime Sorayama.



Blackbook, circa 2000.

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

- Voltaire


“Large Skull”, 36x36″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available August 15 from Blackbook Gallery in Denver.



Back when I could still afford to live in SF, 2011.



Steve Caballero over Lance Mountain.  Upland, 1980s.

Why do people say, “Grow some balls?”  Balls are weak and sensitive!  If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina!  Those things take a pounding!

- Betty White










First grade photo, 1976.



“1981 Wagoneer”, 36x16″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available August 15 from Blackbook Gallery in Denver.

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

- Clint Eastwood


poison303:

Greg Ginn and Hank Rollins, maybe 1984, photo by Rob Brown

Greg Ginn and Henry Rollins of Black Flag, circa 1984.  Rob Brown photo.



I used to sell these in the mid 1990s.



Sometimes I really miss Europe.







Midway Gardens, Chicago, 1914.  Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Demolished in 1923.

@ogmikegiant

Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion.  That is just being ‘in love’ which any of us can convince ourselves we are.  Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away…

- Louis de Bernieres


Want.



Lance Mountain.



Joker IHU.

We are enriched not by what we possess, but by what we can do without.

- Immanuel Kant


Jenks.



Sean Desmond photo.

It is a common mistake to assume that evolution is a process of improvement, that evolving organisms are progressing toward some final, perfected state.  But they, and we, are not.  An evolving society or organism simply adapts over the generations to changing conditions.  While these modifications may be immediately beneficial, they are not really improvements because external conditions never stop shifting.

- Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha, Sex at Dawn






Pandora Young.



Jase BA.

I want a woman who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on. And if you can do that, I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. I will do your windows. I will care about your feelings. Just have something in there.

- Henry Rollins


Huey Newton.



Getting a little help from my friend Lept, Coors Yard, SF, 1996.  Dave Schubert photo.



“1981 Cadillac”, 36x16″, permanent marker and pencil on Canson drawing paper, 2015.  Available August 15 from Blackbook Gallery in Denver.



Gorey.

Antidepressants are the most prescribed drug in the United States, with 118 million prescriptions written in 2005 alone.  One of the most prominent side effects of these drugs is the dampening of libido.

- Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha, Sex at Dawn


Egs.



Neon and Giant, SF, 1999.  Daytime raid.





















Wow.  Sorry I won’t be able to see this in person.  Otomo Katsuhiro, creator of Akira.

They say marriages are made in Heaven.  But so is thunder and lightning.

- Clint Eastwood


Blackbook, circa 2000.



Aaron Murray.  Chuck Katz photo.



Dmote.



“Kissing” by Alex Grey, 1983.

Society does not want individuals who are alert, keen, revolutionary, because such individuals will not fit into the established social pattern and they may break it up.  That is why society seeks to hold your mind in its pattern, and why your so-called education encourages you to imitate, to follow, to conform.

- J. Krishnamurti


Tattooing at home in SF, 1999.



RIP Sammy (Winston) Ewing.  Read more about him here.  Nick Sethi photo.

It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.

- Henry Miller


Alex Grey.



Japan, 1994.



Blackbook, circa 2000.



Want.

For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

- Charles Bukowski


Hope to see you there!



Bill Cunningham.



Alex Grey.

The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.

- Voltaire


Albuquerque, 1991.

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