Street artist Theo on Banksy, Jack Kerouac and running from the cops

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Well, the cop was doing a traffic stop, so he was not really paying attention. This was one of our first days out -- it was really the only opportunity we had to get out to lakeside -- I don't have a car -- and there was a cop kind of hanging around outside, waiting to pull people over. Well, he never left. So we waited for a while, and the next time he went to pull somebody over, I ran across the street and did the tag.

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You said in an email to me earlier you were a "Kerouac addict." What draws you to Kerouac?

I've never had an English teacher that liked Kerouac, so that's one of the biggest reasons, I think. But I just really love his style of writing. I love music, and when I'm reading Kerouac, I hear music.

Theo's show opens tonight at 7 p.m. at Crash 45. Can't make it? Check out his art in, ahem, other locations around town any time.

Location Info

Crash 45

321 E. 45th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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13 comments
Os
Os

Second rate stencils, like the rest of Denver St art...derivative and comfortable.

Andy Pudding
Andy Pudding

Everything's derivative, guy. Maybe Theo's project isn't groundbreaking, but it's a solid concept and authentic to Denver.

Os
Os

Or it's a 2nd rate artist attaching himself to the notoriety of a known image. Certainly not authentic to Denver...check SF streets 2003 - same image, stenciled, more depth.

sdecamp
sdecamp

Very nice. Three cheers for street art, keeping Denver cool since before I moved here. Hoorah!

Vduluoz
Vduluoz

I had no idea Cassady was a rabble-rouser, how did you come to that conclusion?

Jef Otte
Jef Otte

I don't know how to interpret this. Is this a serious question?

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