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July 21, 1994

West Los Angeles resident Roger Marshutz has received the California State Fair Juror's Award for his two-part multimedia work "Bruno: Ex-Gang Member" and "Oscar: Ex-Gang Member."

Marshutz's work, selected from 1,091 entries, are two 20-by-27-inch stucco covered boxes covered with graffiti. A photograph of Bruno and Oscar and a speaker hang in the front while a cassette tape player inside the box plays an interview with the former gang members.

The 64-year-old photographer said he was surprised he won. "It's not pretty art. It's not the kind of art you buy to hang over the couch. It makes a social statement. It's combative art, and a touchy subject," he said.

The five Juror's Award winners received $500 and a Golden Bear trophy. Their work will be on display at the California State Fair in Sacramento through Sept. 5.

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