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DC Shoes & Dennis McGrath Presents “Heaven” Book Release (Photo Recap)

Photos from the opening reception of “Heaven”, the rise & fall of the infamous pro skateboarder, Lennie Kirk. A book release with DC Shoes through the photographs of Lennie’s long-time friend & renowned photographer, Dennis McGrath. More also in the photo show were photos by other friends who have documented¬† throughout Lennie’s skate career featuring: Gary Van DeGriek, Patrick O’Dell, Jonathan McGrath, Keith Hufnagel, & Mike Blabac.

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That’s the Alien drawing that’s tattoo’d on Lennie’s arm. He used it to cover up the mispelled “Ignonant”. Former Alien Workshop pro.
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photographs from the book throughout the gallery
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Lennie Kirk

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photos by Keith Hufnagel

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Dennis McGrath on front of photos Keith Hufnagel took
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Photo by Gary Van DeGriek
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DC had some releases to go along with the book.

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reading some of the current letters he sent to Dennis from Jail, featured in the book “Heaven”
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Imagine getting asking Lennie for an autograph then getting this.

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O.G. photo of Stevie Williams & Karl Watson
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double angle
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check that grill
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HUF checking out photos
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Jefferson Pang & Keith Hufnagel
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MF David Deery scoping out some of the photos with his wife

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Berric’s Ben Kelly & Master Plan PR Ashton Maxfield

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This is the MF David Deery. He wrote the preamble in the show, he’s witnessed a lot of these events of Lennie firsthand with Dennis. If you enlarge this photo, you can read it.
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Jerry Hsu
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Josh Kalis & Dennis
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Josh Kalis with Stevie & Karl
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Kalis, Dennis, Hufnagel, & Templeton
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these love birds were matching, unplanned
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Nolan
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Giovanni Reda & Rick Jaramillo
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Ed Templeton
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O.G. Gary Van DeGriek & David Deery
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Los Angeles Center of Photography, out by Amoeba Records
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Heaven
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Don’t let this guy in ;)

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had to end the night at Pizzanista with the daily special & Meat Jesus pizza

(Check out the VICE article “Lennie Kirk and the Crazy Side of Skateboarding” by Chris Nieratko for further reading on Lennie Kirk & Dennis McGrath)