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Portfolio: Ed Templeton

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"One Step Closer," gallery installation

Photograph By Ed Templeton

"There was a period early on when the idea of parting with a painting was very hard. But as you start to wrap your head around making a life doing this, it becomes easier. I realize it's another way of sharing. ... I feel way stranger about marketing skateboarding than I do selling paintings. Every once in a while I take one of my own paintings. I either list it as 'not for sale' or just take it home after the show is done. So I have my own secret stash of work that I like." -- Ed Templeton