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Forbidden – In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, photographer Eriberto Oriol walks the streets capturing tense and always moving moments that shape his love of the city – Los Angeles.

Streetwise – alert to his surroundings, he sometimes travels to out of the way places or of areas where few dare to travel.

Iconic – his powerful photos of changing faces and changing forces have become iconic images of Los Angeles and are published in international publications like Taschen, Japan’s 38 Timez, Drago, and others.

COMING SOON, his powerful iconic images are available on tee shirts, posters, photo prints, and Limited-Edition serigraph prints on Eriberto Oriol.

NOW on eBay Silver Gelatin photo prints:  America’s Most Wanted, Welcome to LA and other related photos, Los Angeles City Landscape, Katalina, and others  eBay Store


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For the First Time

An Art Collector’s find for graffiti art collectors will be available for silent auction on March 18, 2022 @ 7 am Pacific Time on eBay. 

TWO of a limited-edition of 250 paint buckets, numbers 94 and 245 from the StreetDreams Graffiti exhibit will be available for bidding.  

Check out SLIDE SHOW of closeups of goodies inside each paint bucket. 

What do you think should be the starting bid?

The StreetDreams Graffiti exhibit by The SeventhLetter and GuerillaOne at Ghetto Gloss Gallery in Los Angeles, California was on August 16, 2003.  These buckets have the originals signatures of several of the graffiti artists in the exhibit.  

Inside each bucket package includes the StreetDreams Graffiti original invitation, an Extra-Large tee shirt for each bucket, two of Shepard Fairey’s 2003 Obey stickers, GuerillaOne sticker and other goodies.  

 *** Disclosure:  The buckets don’t have the signatures some of the “Big Bau Wow’s” of the streets of Los Angeles i.e. Retna, Chaz, Mister Carton, Shepard Fairey and a few others who were not at the gallery when the signatures were gather.


“Forbidden Art”

Artist Eriberto Oriol is a maverick in his art. He has been photographing graffiti for many years; long before it was trendy, hip, safe, and accepted in the fine art world. It is the spontaneity of graffiti’s energy of being in the moment that has attracted him to this art form.

For some graffiti is a forbidden art form since some of the murals are in remote out of the way places in areas where only a few people would dare to travel. It is also NOT accepted and banned as fine art by many in the established art world.

Yet, as in most things that are forbidden, banned, or prohibited, it is what helps make Eriberto’s work in graffiti, like he is providing a FORBIDDEN FRUIT to the arts.

This mural is a collaboration of graffiti artists Nychos and Saturno.

Check some of the “Big Bau Wow’s” of the streets of Los Angeles in “WE GOT GRAF” archives page at

Photos by Eriberto Oriol. Text and posting by Angelica Oriol.

#graffiti #graffitiart #nychos #lagraffiti #saturno


Los Angeles Underground Metro

Eriberto Oriol gets cover Spring issue

For photographer Eriberto Oriol, being down in the bowels of the city was an incredible experience. Damp and dim except where the rays of light were able to pass through a passage above here and there, might be like to enter Dante’s 9 circles of hell.
He almost got decapitated when the cable pulling the drilling caterpillar machine snapped and whizzed by a couple of inches away from his head.

He is amazed at the ingenuity it took to build the whole underground Metro system and pleased that “These Streets” magazine selected his Los Angeles Underground Metro series for the cover and some of the photos to be featured in the Spring 2020 issue.
Eriberto feels great to be in the company of talented artists featured in the magazine including his son Estevan Oriol.

Promo and photo by Angelica Oriol

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Get your copy at These Streets Magazine – Los Angeles Underground Metro Series link



The “Lunatics have taken over the asylum”

“The Thinker” by Eriberto Oriol

Have you ever wonder if the “Lunatics have taken over the asylum” and we are now left just dancing with Madmen?

A predator’s mind is full of fear and insecurity. They can find no peace in a state of flux so they thrive on feeding its victims more of the unknown to control and to take away the right to speak.

The uncertainty goes up with every breaking news story and unanswered question. It all adds to the stress and anxiety of our collective mind. Yes, the “Lunatics have taken over the asylum” and we are now left dancing with Madmen.

This photo is called“The Thinker.” It was taken of one of the public restrooms right in the heart of downtown San Diego, Horton Plaza and known as “America’s Finest City.”

The title of the photo was taken from the most important sculptor of the modern era François Auguste René Rodin sculpture, “The Thinker.”

Text and Posting by Angelica Oriol

Lyrics of the song below.

Fun Boy Three music group popularize the song The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum from 1981 to 1983 and the attribution to Rowland is reported to have occurred at least as early as 1926, in the work A Million and One Nights by Terry Ramsaye.

YouTube Video of The Lunatics Song

Free Dictionary link:

“The Lunatics have taken over the asylum” Lyrics

I see a clinic full of cynics
Who wants to twist the peoples’ wrist
They’re watching every move we make
We’re all included on the list

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

No nuclear the cowboy told us
And who am I to disagree
‘Cause when the madman flips the switch
The nuclear will go for me

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

I’ve seen the faces of starvation
But I just can not see the point
‘Cause there’s so much food here today
That no one wants to take away

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my right to choose

The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my point of view
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my dignity
Take these things away from me

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my family

Take away the right to speak
The lunatics have taken over the asylum take away my point of view

Take away my right to choose

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Lynval Golding / Terry Hall / Neville Staples

The Lunatics lyrics © BMG Rights Management




March 2023

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