Documentary

Here is the page for the short film and video documentaries about New York City Artists by Thomas W. Campbell.

The Art of Linus Coraggio 

This is a series of films, four at the moment, about the New York City Artist Linus Coraggio. An outsider artist who works in many mediums and at many scales, he was a founder of the Rivington School (of Art ) in the East Village in the early 1980’s and the architect behind the Gas Station, a seminal art installation/community/concept “outstillation” that was ultimately demolished amid a wave of gentrification in 1996. Despite sporadic recognition from the established art community he pushes on, and this talent for survival and creation is revealed in the series of films we have made together - In the Est Village, Studios Bushwick and Ellenviille, 3D Graffiti, and the Motorcycle Art of Linus Coraggio. All four of the films will screen on my website in the very near future.

Birth of the Sun

A short film about the artist

Grady Alexis in the East Village

The film is not available for screening at this time - but more screenings will be arranged in the future.

Birth of the Sun is a 27 minute documentary about Grady Alexis, a little-known artist in the East Village who inspired many, struggled to develop a unique vision, and finally died in a street scuffle with an off-duty policeman. True to the kind of hand-made and found-object paintings and sculpture that Grady created, his story is told through the art and music of people who knew and were influenced by him. Grady lived on the streets for years before becoming the artist in residence at El Taller Latino Americano on East 2nd street. The film also documents the recreation of a signature work by Grady, the mural called Birth of the Sun. 

El Taller Collaborations

I lived around the corner from El Taller Latino Americano on the upper westside for many years and was fortunate to participate in a number of collaborations involving music, performance and film. Here is video and music from the years 2006 - 2009.​
Here also is the page for clips from the La Grande Jatte Videos project. The film documents, via field recording,interviews and historical footage, the restoration of Eva Cockroft’s beautifulmural called Homage to Seurat: La Grande Jatte in Harlem.

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