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Twistone and the brewery factory

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Tesseract, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. O.K.here is how this story goes...
    http://www.greece.gr/CULTURE/images/fix_building.jpg'>
    Late 1930's The fix brewery factory gets build in the center of athens.It produces beer and soft drinks.Factory closes in 1970something.Its declared an architectural monument but before that athenssubway buys it planning to make a subway station there and exploit the building.
    1999 half of the building is demolished in order to keep only the original part(that second half was an extension).
    What remains is a ruined since its not used from 1972.
    Twister paints a throw-up in the ruins.On the demolished side viewable by the street.
    [img]http://www.yourphotos.com/users/2809/twist.jpg'>

    The piece looks from the street as a silverpiece.But it has only a black outline since that room is actually a metal tank.
    My father worked at this factory for 3 months in 1969 when he was a student.
    That tank was used for getting rid of beer that wouldnt make it to production.(that tank was constantly filled with beer! for many many years,woah!)
    [img]http://www.yourphotos.com/users/2809/ACFAD.jpg'>
    A couple of months later the building becomes the National Museum of Contemporary Art and a new subway station is opened where the second half was.
    Athens subway(still owned the building at the time)places billboards on the demolished side.
    [img]http://www.ametro.gr/main/communication/gallery/images/suntagma-dafni/11.jpg'>
    And in order to do that destroys half of twisters piece(folds actually)
    [img]http://www.yourphotos.com/users/2809/ACF1FF4.jpg'>
    The irony of the thing is that now that twister(with his real name)has a value oficially in the art world(with several gallery shows and a participation to the Venice Bienalle)The museum "owns" one of his works in some way,and hasnt got a clue about that(Funny,isnt it?)
    Al these strange coincidents and the weird combination of beer and graff made me laugh.
    By the way the piece had a nice character where "o" should be.
     
  2. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    thats a very interesting story...how did you hear about all that?

    good read. good times.
     
  3. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    http://www.wfu.edu/users/brownw/wanda.jpg'>
    "that reminds me of makro and how he enjoys urban exploration. i think he said he liked your story. im a shitface. thank you!"

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  4. The twist flicks are shot by me.All the other is just history and news of my city,
    From relatives and press.
    I made the combo today in my head,when i got that film developed.
     
  5. brown twinkie

    brown twinkie Veteran Member

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    nifty.......i'd like to know what he's up to these days.
    does he still get out and paint i wonder?
     
  6. cracked ass

    cracked ass Guest

    You must have missed the news...back in June his wife Margaret (aka Matokie Slaughter, aka Meta) died shortly after giving birth to their daughter, Asha.
    I get depressed even bringing this up, but it has some bearing on your question.
     
  7. brown twinkie

    brown twinkie Veteran Member

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    no, no cracked................i did hear........................sad.
    um...............i didn't mean that to come off insensitive....
    just wondering what he's up to......life goes on
     
  8. Remy Martin

    Remy Martin Guest

    that was cool....

    Twist tags are a blessing.
     
  9. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest

     
  10. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    ...thats kinda a fresh little short story...nice read early in the day...r
     
  11. ZENYTH.ASP

    ZENYTH.ASP Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2000 Messages: 1,564 Likes Received: 1
    Hopefully Twist is staying strong and getting lots of help from family and friends in raising his daughter. I am a dad myself, and couldn't even imagine bringing up my daughter without my wife. Much respect to Twist.
    RIP Meta.
    stay up.
     
  12. BoB Hope ONER

    BoB Hope ONER Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 3,162 Likes Received: 0
    ditto to how zenyth feels.

    nice story i like history.. random.. what most people would consider worthless knowledge.


    i guess thats what i see graf as.. like the walls a pages.. and the words have stories but you just gotta know how to read them.. yah know?

    unlocking moments..
     
  13. unknown

    unknown Guest

    if anyone is interested in a tribute article about margaret killgallen, pick up the new issue of transworld skateboarding. there is a page that shows her artwork and has a nice tribute written by ed templeton.
     
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