• Who Is Bozo Texino?

    2005. USA. Bill Daniel. 56 min.

Followed by a discussion between Bill Daniel and graphic designer Gary Fogelson

Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Who Is Bozo Texino?

    2005. USA. Directed by Bill Daniel. Daniel's film documents a search for the source of a ubiquitous and mythic piece of graffiti—a simple sketch of a character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker "Bozo Texino”—that has appeared on railcars for over 80 years. In gritty black and white, the film uncovers a secret underground universe of hobo and railworker graffiti. The film, which features interviews with legendary boxcar artists like Coaltrain, Herby, Colossus of Roads, and The Rambler, was shot over a 16-year period and takes inspiration from Beat artists Robert Frank and Jack Kerouac. This subcultural documentary is also a stylized fable of wanderlust and outsider identity. 56 min.

In the Film exhibition “All the Wrong Art”: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film

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