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Documentary

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

The Motorcycle Art of
Linus Coraggio 

This is a film about an artist with an obsessive love for Motorcycle Art. Linus Coraggio has created over 90 Motorcycle sculptures of metal and other materials since 1986. 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 choppers he has spent over thirty years creating. The Motorcycle Art of Linus Coraggio includes a sequence from 2009 of Coraggio working in his Bushwick studio and chronicles six months in the life of the artist as he explores the rich and classical tradition of how his Motorcycle Art fits into the dreamscape of American consciousness.

Short Films about the
Art of Linus Coraggio

TRT: 23 Minutes

Linus and 3D Graffiti

TRT: 37 Minutes

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The Motorcycle Art of Linus Coraggio

TRT: 35 Minutes

East Village Visit with Linus Coraggio

TRT: 14 Minutes

Revisiting the Gas Station

Birth of the Sun

A short film about the artist

Grady Alexis in the East Village

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. 

Thom Corn Outake

TRT: 5 Minutes

Birth of Sun Outake 2

TRT: 5 Minutes

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 beautiful

mural called Homage to Seurat: La Grande Jatte in Harlem.

Short Films about the
El Taller Community

Length: 3:00       2006

The Last Days of La Rosita

December 28, 2006. Closing Night at La Rosita Restaurant on Broadway between 109th and 108th Streets. Performers: Abram Alberto Guillermo Cardenas Ruben Isola Bernardo Palombo TRT: Three Minutes Shot and edited by Thomas W. Campbell

Length: 17:15   2007

Music of Nueva York - El Taller Recordings

Dan Zanes recorded a number of the songs from his 2008 album Nueva York at El Taller Latino Americano

on the Upper West Side. The short film includes performances by Bernardo Palombo, Guillermo Cárdenas, 

Isidro Chavez, Ruben Isola, Dan Zanes, Colin Brooks, Saskia Lane, Jose Valdes, and many others.

Nueva York Sessions

El Taller Latino Americano

http://danzanes.com

https://tallerlatino.org

Length:  7:00   2007

Compadre Pedro Juan - Studio Live Session

Rehearsal and recordings for the CD 

¡Nueva York!

Dan Zanes & Friends  (2008)

El Taller Latino Americano

Winter 2007

Compadre Pedro Juan

performed by Dan Zanes & Friends 

Dan Zanes

Joaquin M Del Rosario

Isidro Chavez

Jose Valdes

Guillermo Cárdenas

Saskia Lane

Colin Brooks 

http://danzanes.com

www.tallerlatino.org 

Length: 5:30   2008

El Pescador Live

El Pescador From the album "Nueva York" Dan Zanes and Friends. 

Featuring Sonia De Los Santos and La Cumbiamaba Eneyé. Performed at the Bronx Botanical Gardens September 14, 2008


Camera by: Emmanuel Alexandre Jr. Thomas W. Campbell Steve Colon Christopher Figueroa Holly Leavy Bernardo Palombo


Directed and Edited by Thomas W. Campbell