Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bokov

Last week when I was rummaging through stuff in one of my shipping containers, I came across a collection I had just about forgotten.  When I lived in NYC, I started grabbing some street art (usually just taped to the side of a building) that I would find in my neighborhood in Little Italy and other parts of Soho and the lower east side.  Once I had 4 or 5 pieces, I actually met the artist on the street one day and introduced myself as a collector.  Over the course of 3 or 4 years in the early 90's we would run into each other at some of the grittier art scenes downtown.

I can't say that we were really friends - more just casual acquaintances that would see each other from time to time.  My recollection of him is that he was very unassuming and friendly to everyone and he had the most perfect Russian accent.  Did some digging online today and found this image of him by Teun Voeten from that time.  Nice surprise to find that someone has just done a documentary about Bokov. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOc1YuT-U3M  Pulling some strings to figure out how to get a screening of the film in the art mecca of Marfa.  62,70,48,0,B, .3

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Say hi to ChickenGeorge and Ruby Lonestar for me when your at the art show.

Jeff Bower said...

I got to see that film...looks very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Allen Hare said...

How cool. I love mad underground artists. That bit of his work that you have is very good. You should have it matted and framed.