May 22, 2007
Paging: ED BOXX, paging ED BOXX
Eagle-eyed local architecture watchers Claire Nowak-Boyd and Michael Allen flagged me down on Manchester this afternoon, our vehicles next to one another in Forest Park Southeast. Curbside, we chatted about a local graf writer who's come to our attention in a major way recently. Ed Boxx has been tagging a host of buildings on both sides of the Mississippi, with recent pieces going up in the 14th Street Mall, in the windows of a warehouse north of Laclede's Landing, on bridge underpasses on Route 3 in East St. Louis, on the top of the looming Spivey Building of the same city and, now, on the Roberts Orpheum Theatre, with his paints topping the terra cotta of that old structure.
We'd like to put the word out that the three of us would like to sit down and chat with the prolific Ed Boxx at the earliest opportunity. Allen noted that some of the work indicates a pretty sharp "cultural observer," so we'd assume that the grapevine might get word to him, esp. with some electronic requests. If Ed Boxx would meet with us, the first round is on us.
Drop a line, Ed Boxx, to: thomas at 52ndcity.com. Grazie.