MOSTLY TRUE - BILL DANIEL Expanded Second Edition - with 24 New Pages.
"The West's Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine"
A rollicking rail zine of boxcar graffiti and obscure railroad nostalgia - the result of a
25-year obsession with hobo and railworker folklore. Freight riding stories, interviews
with hoboes and boxcar artists, historical oddities and tons of photos of modern day
boxcar tags, with a special focus on work by the late Margaret Kilgallen, are all
presented in the guise of a vintage rail fanzine. From the maker of
the underground documentary film 'Who is Bozo Texino?'.
READ MORE... Bill Daniel, Cover by Barry McGee, Second Edition 2012, 168 pgs, 23 x 15 cm
WHO IS BOZO TEXINO? DVD - BILL DANIEL The secret history of Hobo Graffiti, a documentary film shot on 16mm and Super 8.
This mostly factual cinematic account of the epic search and unlikely discovery of hobohemia's
legendary boxcar artist faithfully photographed in realistic black and white film
at considerable risk from speeding freight trains, will likely amuse and confound you
in its sincere attempt to understand and preserve this mysterious artform.
"A hypnotic, rail-rattling tone poem of subversive wayfarer wisdom."
DVD 56 minutes, packaged in a cardboard sleeve, with a leaflet and sticker.
FRONT DOOR BOOK - CLAYTON PATTERSON Artist and activist Clayton Patterson has lived in New York's Lower East Side for
30 years, tirelessly documenting his
neighbourhood in photographs and video.
The front door photos were a collective portrait of
his neighbourhood, each week, he took hundreds of photos of local residents in
front of his grafitti encrusted front door.
This large format, full colour book reproduces
300 front door photos of families, workers, bowery bums, little kids
and local tough
guys, spanning a period during
which the LowerEast Side has been
gentrified and the
predominantly hispanic residents have been displaced forever.
The photos are accompanied by Clayton's extensive
reminiscences of 30 years as a socially
engaged L.E.S. resident, his 1980s career as a designer of
unique baseball caps, curator of tattoo and
outlaw/outsider art exhibitions plus interviews with
local characters like grafitti artist LA2,
Keith Haring's mentor/collaborator now largely unrecognised and
CLAYTON PATTERSON'S FRONT DOOR BOOK is a
rare gem of a book,
crammed with a
wealth of information and seldom heard voices.
READ MORE... 2009, paperback, 9 x 12 inches, 160 pages, 100 pages of photos
+ 56 pages of text.
2 copies left - these have some slight damage, - where the spine has been knocked, there is a 1 inch closed tear, and very slight scuffing to the back cover.