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Phoenix AZ: Kaper NG: America's Ogre of Train Bombing

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by cpickle, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. cpickle

    cpickle Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 886 Likes Received: 6
    as printed in 14 November 2002 Phoenix Arizona "NEW TIMES" tabloid

    America's Ogre of Train Bombing
    You don't know about NITTY GRITTY in your city?

    In a converted stand-alone garage in the backyard of a midtown Phoenix home, an artist saunters in to his 20-year retrospective exhibition. The exterior of the garage-cum-gallery is painted eclectically in hundreds of exploding colors by the artist -- an eerily omniscient eyeball, a village of leaning buildings, three-dimensional arrows pointing every conceivable direction, and intricate Tetris-like simulated miniature brickwork climbing up the walls, all arrogantly defying the rules of geometry. Inside, painters from Los Angeles, Tucson, Pittsburgh and the Valley hang in various states of animation and repose, present to pay their respects to a body of work that spans most of their lifetimes.

    The artist enters the space decked out in a white button-up shirt, black double-breasted suit, black tie with silver tie clip, black Kangol hat, old-school white Adidas shell toe sneakers, blocky square-rimmed glasses, his dark red hair greased like a postmodern pompadour, wallet chain banging against his pants as he ambulates into the melee of reverent fans. On one finger is a gaudy gold ring with a large purple stone, possibly amethyst. He walks across the room, raises the hand with the ring, and rattles off a dubious history.

    rest of the story:

  2. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    props to kaper. ive caught so many of that dudes trains its silly...big inspiration and influence...

    i like this quote from UP brass too

    Despite the explicit element of vandalism involved, Union Pacific's Furtney acknowledges the artistic value of some of the pieces, and refers to their creators as graffiti artists, rather than vandals. "There was one artist, four or five years ago, who did a huge scene on four or five cars in sequence, and it was a piece of art, absolutely," he says. "Except that it was defacing somebody else's property. Some of them are very talented; it's sad in a way that they don't find other outlets."
  3. WAKER

    WAKER New Jack

    Joined: Sep 4, 2002 Messages: 14 Likes Received: 0
  4. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,493 Likes Received: 211
  5. alabama

    alabama Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 618 Likes Received: 0
    good stuff....it took me awhile, but it was a good solid article....props to kaper...a true king of the lines.
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  7. ZackAttack

    ZackAttack Senior Member

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  8. Ronnie Dobbs

    Ronnie Dobbs Senior Member

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    "gray Illinois Central cars are often leased by the United States Army"

    OOOOOOOOPS! :cool:
  9. ray finkle

    ray finkle Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2002 Messages: 269 Likes Received: 0
    is that shit true about lowering boxcars with the hydraulics or whatever?......

    <- not knowing.
  10. alabama

    alabama Member

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  11. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 1,683 Likes Received: 1
    He likes to poop when he's finished piecing.
  12. TrustEvil

    TrustEvil Guest

    shitting on the tracks....that's very territorial.

    good read, brother's been through some serious shit...hats off to him.
  13. DankLordz

    DankLordz Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,983 Likes Received: 0
    that article was fucking amazing.

    props to kaper. I don't really catch all that much NG stuff out here, but when I do its supreme quality.

    CRUSH KILL DESTROY Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2001 Messages: 7,216 Likes Received: 1
    damm 20 years i think someone should start a kaper thread in the bench...ill contribute a few, including a kaper xmas southern pacific with grinch character.
  15. •nakEd

    •nakEd Guest

    damn my eyes hurt from reading that whole article but it was wel worth it