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WHAT UP LOS ANGELES

PHYLO AND THIRD ALSO YOU KNOW WHO

PHYLO AND THIRD IN THE BACK AND A LOT OF HEAVY HITTERS IN THE FOR GROUND. PHOTO BY http://www.ihateyoulovebb.com

FOLLOW THE LEADERS

REAPPROPRIATION BY ASEND

I GUESS THIS IS A HAIR SALOON...BUMMER...

SOMEBODY HAD ALITTLE TOO MUCH TO DRINK AT THE ECHO...NASTY!!

WE  ARE UP, WE ARE DOWN, WE ARE HAPPY, AND WE ARE SAD, TIMES ARE HARD AND THE SHIFT OF MONEY AND POWER ARE NOT SO OFTEN IN US COMMON FOLKS FAVOR, AND OFTEN YOU WILL GET BEAT UP EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND MENTALLY, BY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND PEOPLE YOU MAY NOT EVEN KNOW. WELL DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN CAUSE YOUR TIME WILL COME SO CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES AND FIGHT YOUR WARS WELL, THE BEGINNING IS NEAR …….MR. PHYLO…………


HELLO MY NAME IS

THESE PHOTOS ARE A VIEW INTO A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LOS ANGELES

T$F LIKES TO LEAVE THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT BEHIND I GUESS…  THROW SOME RESIN ON THAT SHIT AND CALL IT A SCULPTURE

 

TIMES ARE TOUGH RIGHT NOW. WITH THE 3 WARS WE GOT GOING ON, THIS PAINTING COULDN’T BE MORE RELEVANT
KEEPIN IT LOOSE, SHARPIE STYLE POPE CLOWN
CHILDHOOD SELF-PORTRAIT (MR.PHYLO)
LOS ANGELES T$F & RTH (IN ATL)
I REMEMBER THIS DUDE FROM WHEN I WAS A KID AND MY FAMILY WENT TO TARGET
LATER THAT DAY HEADED TO LA CITA TO BBQ WITH THE HOMIE BIG FRANK
BIG FRANKS HOMIE HELPIN OUT, CAN’T REMEMBER HIS NAME.   SHIT WAS BOMB AND MARINATED IN SUNNY D
ROLL DOWN ROLE CALL
SOMEBODY SAY HANDSTYLE?
MASK FOUND AT 2BAD REFRESH
SEEN THIS GIRL TODAY, BEING TRAILED BY TWO INSECURE HIPSTER DUDES AT THE MARKET…
STREET ART POP UP SHOW IN ECHO PARK


WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT, HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE VIEW.

JUST REMEMBER KEEP YOUR HEADS UP AND YOUR ART DOWN,.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE, AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO, YOUR TIME WILL COME SO ENJOY THE RIDE,
I KNOW WE WILL!


Found Photos

Much respect to all the photographers in Atlanta and Los Angeles who capture our street contributions:

Photo © Cameron Adams

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Photos © Jennifer Leigh Strauss Photography

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Photo © PhotoJenInc Jennifer Jaimes

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Photo © Stephanie Mma

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Photos © NYCLA9

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Photo © GraaFeetee

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Photo © Cathode Ray Gun

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Photo © Melrose&Fairfax

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Photo © Sticky Shadows

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Photo © TheDirtFloor

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THANK YOU ALL!!!


Year of the Rabbit: The Art of Living

How does T$F live their lives?

Just to breathe is enough for us to always be happy.
Just to be alive is enough.

We don’t need knowledge or great philosophical concepts.
We don’t need the acceptance of others.

We express our own divinity by being alive and with our love.
Love is not about concepts, love is about action.
Love in action can only produce happiness.

We become one with what we are doing, and it’s a supreme pleasure.
Just expressing ourselves leads the Status Faction to ecstasy because we are creating.

This is our art, the art of living.

We don’t need to know or prove anything.

Just to be, to take a risk and enjoy life, is all that matters.

This is life as an art.

 


Keep it Up

T$F stays HARD in the paint.

 

 

 


Cocaine is the _____ drug.

Cocaine is the second most popular illegal recreational drug in the U.S.A. (behind marijuana),
and the U.S.A. is the world’s largest consumer of it.

Speaking very simply, Rick James famously said “Cocaine is a hell of a drug.”


1/2 Ounce fish scale.

 

It’s actually a FUCK of a drug.  The $tatus Faction does not endorse the use of blow,
in fact— there is little we ever DO endorse. We are far from role models.
We hold our individual addictions and various collective ones,
but we are addicted to life and our artwork beyond any substance.

Everyone has fuckin problems. Whomever is reading this must have a SHIT LOAD!!!  Ha!
If you’ve read our blog post that appeared right before this one, you already know T$F couldn’t care less what your opinion is. If you’re lucky enough to ever meet Mr. Phylo, he may even suggest you pucker up and kiss his ass!!!

We are strong believers that everything happens for a reason.
YOU WILL PAY FOR EVERYTHING IN LIFE. You either pay NOW or you pay LATER.
There is no escape from that, especially in the great and sprawling city of Los Angeles.

 

L.A. view taken from Runyon Canyon (in Hollywood)

 

Many people in L.A. get super hooked on Cocaine aka “Nose Whiskey” aka “Devil’s Dandruff” aka “Booger Sugar” aka “Barry White.” That’s not at all weird.  The weird part is; after their lives self-destruct, and they move back home to their respective state, they blame Los Angeles for their problems.  “Oh L.A. is fucked up, the place sucks and everyone is fake!”
Wake up foolYOU ARE FAKE AND NOW ALSO POOR!
You love to make excuses, and then play the victim role, dontcha?

Control yourself asshole! MIND OVER MATTER!!!

If you’ve never tried cocaine, GOOD, but who the fuck are you? The Mayor? The President?
If you want to act judgemental, “Get over yourself.”

If you have ever read our BIO (click it), the first sentence reads:
“Standing in the midst of it all, neither higher nor lower, with all those who are working and struggling is The $tatus Faction (T$F).  Change itself is the very basis for our continuity as people.”

Calm down! Stop talking so damn much! Stop trying so hard! Try and just be yourself for once.
If you’re just a regular-ass person, standing in the middle of everybody, we’ll be great friends.

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Escorted by this theme in Los Angeles,
The Status Faction invites you on our visual exploration of cocaine.


 

•  Stickers by: ASENDWords/Photos: THIRD1

P.S. We find it obligatory to say that T$F meant NO disrespect to the artist ALEC and KEEPER when we reappropriated their contributions to street art. The stickers were placed tongue-in-cheek and not to be taken at face value. If you two artists cannot take a joke- feel free to remove the stickers, there just fuckin’ stickers!