Tony Bones, Up From the Street

Tony Bones' Breakfast Bunch

The great Tony Bones, whose artwork has decorated the likes of Zac Crain's mayoral CD fundraiser and Unfair Park HQ and countless exteriors from here to NYC, will debut plenty of new work beginning tomorrow night at The Public Trust in Deep Ellum; opening-night reception runs from 7 to 9 p.m., so don't be late. Plenty of his limited-edition screen prints are already available from Art Prostitute's online shoppe; hmmm, methinks Breakfast Bunch, of which there are only 25 available, would look awfully nifty in the kitchen, which is why there are now only 24 left. To commemorate the occasion, Nico Hernandez has posted a terrific Q&A with Mr. Bones about his transition from graffiti artist to gallery exhibitionist. I love the following exchange in particular. --Robert Wilonsky

N: How hard is it not to write on walls?

TB: It’s always gonna be a compulsion. But as long as I have an outlet I can control myself. It’s been really hard, but I’ve learned to.

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Robert Wilonsky
Contact: Robert Wilonsky