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11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
In case you missed Mark Birnbaum and Manny Mendoza's mini-doc Dig Deep -- about the keeper of Kettle Art, Frank Campagna, and his work on Deep Ellum murals extinct and extant -- when it debuted at the Dallas Video Festival in November, Mark was kind enough to post it to...

Frank Campagna to Nurture Roger Waters' Pig Tomorrow

13 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
The above video comes from Roger Waters' Sunday-night performance at Coachella, where, during a performance of Pink Floyd's 1977 song "Pigs," his giant inflatable swine took off into the night sky. Alas, it was recovered two days later -- a few miles away from the SoCal site of the festival...

Frank Campagna's Unofficial Rolling Stones Album Cover Art

13 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Frank Campagna's The Eagle, circa 1975 Speaking of the Rolling Stones -- and bootlegs -- the great Frank Campagna shoots us the note that, 'bout a year ago, someone lifted his 1975 inspired-by-the-Stones painting as the cover art for a pretty terrific Stones boot. The recording comes from the soundboard...

Dallas Wants, Needs Mark Wahlberg and Frank Campagna On That Wall

12 years ago by Patrick Michels
Patrick Michels Well, there's something you don't see every day: Frank Campagna and Marky Mark, hunh. The tandem were brought together by the magic of Max Payne, which Mark Wahlberg was in town to promote yesterday during what turned out to be a rather star-studded Tuesday. The Kettle Art-ist, famous...

Frank Campagna on this Weekend's For the Love of Kettle: Don't be Late

7 years ago by Lauren Smart
When Frank Campagna opened Kettle Art in Deep Ellum 10 years ago, it was one of three storefronts on Elm Street. The vision was simple: a gallery dedicated to the art of local artists, no exclusive agreements required. It's been a rocky road to improvement for the neighborhood, but a...

Frank Campagna Says Good-Bye to An Old Friend

14 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
A Friend of Unfair Park this morning directed our attention to Amanda Newman's Web site, Boca Tinta, which in turn directed our attention to a terrific mini-documentary made by local art-makin' great Frank Campagna. It's a nine-minute short film about the famous Deep Ellum gateway known as the Good Latimer...

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 37 the Godfather of Dallas Art Frank Campagna

6 years ago by Lauren Smart
Mixmaster presents "100 Creatives," in which we feature cultural entrepreneurs of Dallas in random order. I met Frank Campagna for the first time earlier this year, when I suggested we put him in the People Issue. We spent time together leading up to to our interview, and if I'm being...

Frank Campagna To Enshrine The O's With Mural In Ongoing Deep Ellum Music Series

12 years ago by Pete Freedman
Yep. You read that right. This weekend, Frank Campagna will unveil the next mural in his Deep Ellum music series--which includes the likes of Rhett Miller, The Reverend Horton Heat, Lisa Loeb and others. Right next to Deep Sushi, alongside images of Erykah Badu and Ronnie Dawson, will be the...

Deep Ellum Artist Frank Campagna On The Intersection Of Music and Visual Art in Dallas

10 years ago by Alan Ayo
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Frank Campagna's first mural, painted at age 16, was a 9-foot-by-12-foot rendering of a clown wearing a police uniform, sporting a badge that said "pig," and all in front of...

40 Years Later, Frank Campagna Remembers the Time He Told Sid Vicious to ‘Fuck Off’

3 years ago by Christina Hughes Babb
Seasoned Dallas-music devotees last month commemorated the 40th anniversary of an odd — or as Frank Campagna calls it, “off” — concert experience. It's one that left Campagna bitter, a belligerent bassist bloody and musician Barry Kooda set to fight all four Sex Pistols after his blade-earring collection went missing...

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