Monday, August 11, 2008

Aug 1993


    15 years ago this month, I was featured in the Source magazine.  This is the first time they had box cars featured in the Source.  At the time painting on box cars was slowly starting to catch on. The trend exploded around the mid to late 90's.  Although, I painted my first box car in 1985  and continued to do so off and on before my major arrest in 1994. I never quite caught the bug to paint them as consistently as I did with walls or even considered it serious. It felt like a poor mans subway car. I never felt that I could have the same satisfaction as I would if it was a subway car in NYC, maybe that's why, I never seek them out intentionally, It was mostly using scrap paint after finishing a burner near a wall that happened to have trains near by.

I painted this in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, along with Giant, Vez, Sofa, Went and Calgon. After sending the photos to Mr. Wiggles, he personally went to the source and gave the flicks to Chino.


Artfulife said...

Holy Moly! Where do you find all your awesome vintage frames? By the way, your art is really great.

gonzales said...

Haaa! I think I still have that issue stuffed away in a closet at my mom's back in AZ along with On The Go,Can Control, Graff Papers(I think put out by Vulcan?), etc.

Saratoga Sake said...

whats up frank! yeah man if ya ever get home scan them in. A few of those the cops have.