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San Antonio artist behind ‘F*ck Greg Abbott’ T-shirts hosting a party Friday with the same theme 

click to enlarge Local artist Rafael Gonzales Jr. has released new merch. - SCREENSHOT / PINCHE RAF THREADLESS SHOP
  • Screenshot / Pinche Raf Threadless Shop
  • Local artist Rafael Gonzales Jr. has released new merch.

San Antonio visual artist Rafael Gonzalez Jr., who grabbed headlines last week with a blunt message to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, is leveraging that attention into a party.

No, not a new political party. Instead, he's throwing a Friday, June 25 bash featuring paletas, beer and — of course — merch bearing his "F*ck Greg Abbott" message in papel picado-style design. Pride Printing & Design Studio is hosting.

Fans of Gonzalez’s art, or just this particular sentiment, will be able to mingle and purchase shirts, lawn signs and stickers from 6-9 p.m. Given that both #AbbottHatesDogs and #AbbottFailedTexas are trending on Twitter, the artist may see plenty of takers.

Gonzalez, known online as "Pinche Raf," also will conduct a giveaway of a “Pinche Prizepack.” The bundle will include a signed, limited-edition Pandemic Lotería — another of his works that's grabbed media attention — plus a “F*ck Greg Abbott” lawn sign, sticker and shirt. Details on the giveaway are available on his Instagram page.

Pride Printing is located at 307 El Paso Street. Merchandise will sold on a first come, first served basis and cash is preferred.

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