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Portland-based artist Michael Leon has been busy creating limited edition sculptures of his notorious Skull Behind Sunglasses image, a portrait he has brilliantly reworked since its conception in 2005.

Selling out of the black and white versions minutes after opening the doors of the Michael Leon Studio, the skateboarding pundit is back with a new colorful rendition of his the sculpture. Gorgeously cast in gypsum, the skull takes on new form, each one hand engraved with its number and Leon's signature.

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While it's been three years since his last solo show, Leon has not remained idle. A former Nike Design Director, over the recent years he notably co-created Commonwealth Stacks and Rasa Libre, in addition to art directing and contributing to the design of DC Shoes, Stussy, Fourstar Clothing, Girl Skateboards and progressive art magazine Arkitip.

A new group of the Skull Behind Sunglasses sculptures will be released today for $250 from the Michael Leon Studio online store.

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