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A Mexican Artist Made Bear Rugs Out of Gang Members from MS-13

Have you ever seen a bear rug made out of cholo skin? Now you have.

Credit: Renato Garza Cevera / Art Mur

Here’s a close-up.

Credit: Renato Garza Cevera / Art Mur

Scary, right?

Credit: Renato Cevera / Art Mur

Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13, is a notorious gang with roots in Los Angeles. It has thousands of members in the US and El Salvador.

And another made out of an 18th Street member.

Credit: Renato Garza Cevera / Art Mur

18th Street, another gang founded in Los Angeles, was initially a Mexican-American gang but has since become primarily Salvadorian.

They’re the work of Mexican artist Renato Garza Cevera.

Credit: Renato Cevera / Art Mur

The bear rugs, created between 2005 and 2007, are a collection of sculptures from titled “Of Genuine Contemporary Beast.”

And he made them look scary for a reason.

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