Written by Poor Vida
Monday, 17 October 2011 11:56
The following email was sent to me via Teddy Cool, Dallas based director. His words, though simple and to the point hit home for me, so I felt they needed to be shared. Please check out the video above, as well as the montage below, which was filmed the next morning while the Dallas art scene created a memorial wall for the Immortal Minus Won. There will be a second memorial on Monday 10-17 at Zubar on Lower Greenville.
Last night at 3:30am east coast time a text message woke me up passing on the news that Dallas graffiti writer, mural painter, postman, and friend Minus Won passed away shortly before midnight of that night. You may have never met Minus but I can almost guarantee that you have seen his work around Dallas. Minus was an original member of Dallas's first graffiti crew and one of the coolest, most down to earth people you would ever meet. When some friends and I started working on a Dallas street art and hip-hop culture documentary Minus Won was our first interview, Minus was stoked to be a part of the project and would regularly contact me asking if I needed anything and making sure I knew when he was available during the week in case we needed to shoot some more. I remember him tell me how cool it was that we were documenting the local graff scene because a lot of street art is temporary but what we were doing by filming it was gonna last forever.
5 minutes after I received the message I was in front of my laptop looking at the man himself and hearing his voice and opinion on art, growth, and the history of his art form in his hometown. If you have a few minutes, please follow this link and help keep the memory alive of one of Dallas's top notch street artists from the Infinite Crew.
- Teddy Cool
Check out the videos and read the rest of the article below.