"Books" by "Artists" - Page 3
January 2020

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
most 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.
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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 uncredited.
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.
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