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Mostly True, 3rd edition of hobo graffiti's leading journal

Bill Daniel's trail-blazing, genre-busting, nostalgia-tweaking rail culture publication! Boxcar art, freight train riding lore, & more

Mostly True, 3rd edition of hobo graffiti's leading journal

Bill Daniel's trail-blazing, genre-busting, nostalgia-tweaking rail culture publication! Boxcar art, freight train riding lore, & more

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    Side A) 1995, The Secret Jungle. 45 minute audio collage of rail ambience, rattles, squeals, bangs and clickety-clacks, created for a hobo graffiti photo installation at the Refusalon galley in SF.

    Side B) 2001, The Girl In The Train On The Moon, 30 minute audio collage of voices, music, and sounds that accompanied the video installation which debuted at the Deitch Projects show, Widely Unknown, and then went on a coast-to-coast tour as the Lucky Bum Film Tour with filmmaker Vanessa Renwick. The Girl In The Train On The Moon installation audio was derived from a collaborative installation titled Trespassing Sign by Margaret Kilgallen and Bill Daniel presented at the Headlands Center for the Arts on June 30, 1999.

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    A) Widely Unknown, 2001, the legendary Margaret Killgalen tribute group show at Deitch Projects curated by Eungie Joo. This show was the premier of Bill Daniel's installation, The Girl On The Train In The Moon. This installation was an early from of the material that later became Who is Bozo Texino?
    B) True Stories, 2004, "Premier" screening of Who is Bozo Texino? as part of Film Art Foundation's documentary series at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (turned out to be another W-I-P screening, as the film wasn't completed until 2005)
    C) The Lonely Trainmen, 2005, Portland premier of Who is Bozo Texino? at the Hollywood Theater with Vanessa Renwick's Lovejoy.

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    MT book + Riso zines by Max Seckel

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    1) Various Small Geological Controversies, photographs by Bill Daniel. 6.25x10, 38 pages, signed edition of 200.
    2) summer MMXIX, all work by Max Seckel. 5x7, 48 pages.

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    MT + Bill Daniel print 5x7 Twist

    Bill Daniel darkroom print, 6x8.5 Twist, fiber-based gelatin silver print, signed

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    MT book + NSEW DVD+ by Vanessa Renwick

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    NSEW is a compilation of 25 short films by Vanessa Renwick, 3+ hours of feminist, experimental, political, lyrical, documentary films. The collection is raw, beautiful, ugly, hilarious, profound, inspiring.

    The DVD comes in a beautiful letter pressed box with a cover image by Margaret Kilgallen and lettering by Carson Ellis.

    Bonus: showcard and 3 stickers by Vanessa including an Oregon Department of Kick Ass sticker.

    "Vanessa Renwick was a powerful influence on me in my twenties -- here is a woman who has taught herself how to make movies, following her own rules about what movies can be and creating them in ways that are personal, organic, and sometimes wildly risky. Her body of work is substantial and important, and radiates with love and anger and sense of real joy in the gritty specifics of life (and death) on Earth."
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    MT book + Caleb Neelon original painting

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    Untitled, 2020, 8x8, acrylic on panel.

    Long-time collaborator with Roger Gastman, Caleb has co-curated and written for some of the most important graffiti exhibitions and books of the last 20 years. Also a respected muralist and installation artist, this is an easy way to own a piece of Neelon's work.

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    Created at Edition Copenhagen, signed and numbered edition of 55.
    (bonus photo: ESPO team action shot by Matthew Kuborn)

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    In-person Lecture/Presentation/Screening

    A paperback copy of Mostly True, and Bill Daniel will speak to your group, show films, discuss, throw a photo exhibit, lead a workshop, crit student work., etc. Travel and accommodations not included. Contact Bill Daniel for details.

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    MT + Cassette: installation soundtracks

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    hand-made C-90 cassette tape of two audio soundtracks by Bill Daniel. (these are the same soundtracks available as digital downloads in another pledge level)

    Side A) 1993, The Secret Jungle. 45 minute audio collage of rail ambience, rattles, squeals, bangs and clickety-clacks, created for a hobo graffiti photo installation at the Refusalon galley in SF.

    Side B) 2001, The Girl In The Train On The Moon, 30 minute audio collage that accompanied the video installation which debuted at the Deitch Projects show, Widely Unknown, and then went on a coast-to-coast tour as the Lucky Bum Film Tour with filmmaker Vanessa Renwick. The Girl In The Train On The Moon installation audio was derived from a collaborative installation titled Trespassing Sign by Margaret Kilgallen and Bill Daniel presented at the Headlands Center for the Arts on June 30, 1999.

    Includes 2 flyers and 2 railroad smash pennies.

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    MT + 1989 Box Car Pictures original zine

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    Box Car Pictures zine. An original 1989 xerox zine by Bill Daniel.
    For some reason I still have a few copies of this zine that I carried with me on freight tips— to explain to bulls why I was lurking around in the the yard, ("Oh, I'm just interested in these drawings, Officer...") and for prompting on-camera interviews while filming "Who is Bozo Texino?" (Say, do you know who does these drawings?")
    4.24"x5.5", 12 pages.

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    MT book + Tim Conlon, CN#22 17x12 print

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    Tim Conlon, CN #22
    17 x 12 print

    Archival Pigment Print on 290 gsm Entrada Rag Natural Fine Art Paper
    2016 (Artist’s Proof - 1xRUN production)

    Tim Conlon is a painter best known for his large-scale paintings, murals, and sculptures. His photorealistic works often depict weathered trains and freight train graffiti. Conlon received national attention when he was featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE!

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    Tim Conlon, SBD
    14" x 10" print
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    2016 (Artist’s Proof - 1xRUN production)

    Tim Conlon is a painter best known for his large-scale paintings, murals, and sculptures. His photorealistic works often depict weathered trains and freight train graffiti. Conlon received national attention when he was featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE!

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    MT book + Tim Conlon, GN, 24x30 print

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    24 x 30 inches
    2016 (Artist’s Proof - 1xRUN production) Archival Pigment Print on 290gsm Entrada Rag Natural Fine Art Paper

    Tim Conlon is a painter best known for his large-scale paintings, murals, and sculptures. His photorealistic works often depict weathered trains and freight train graffiti. Conlon received national attention when he was featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE!

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    MT + buZ blurr artist book + extras

    A paperback copy of Mostly True, plus: A
    Artist book by Colossus or Roads/ buZ blurr. buZ's legendary, hand-made, individually edited artist book, which include drawings and hand colored xeroxes. buZ began this form of book making in the 1980s, originally titled "Hoo Hoo Hobos, Fortious Logos" and has continued hand-assembling these. Each is unique. This one was made specifically for the Mostly True fundraiser.
    Also included, a COR drawing w/caption, 4 stampsheets from hobo gatherings in California, and a derailment print.

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    MT book + Swampy spray can

    A paperback copy of Mostly True, plus a rusty ass rattle can, painted by Swampy, front and back.
    Stay Punk, Ride Junk.

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