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Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Martinez, known for his ironic neon signage, recently showcased some works of him in an unlikely location… Amid aisles of prepackaged food, beer and lotto ticket machines at the El Tapatio Market in Bell Gardens, California, hung signs such as “Thugs Need Hugs Daily”, blending in -at least on first glance- seamlessly with the store. The “lowbrow” setting serves to inspire other creators to consider art outside the gallery by juxtaposing it with the everyday…

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