Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro – NYC
Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro is a graphic designer, painter, producer, poet and musician living and working in New York City. Gasparro is one of twelve children born in Manhattan to Italian immigrants and raised in the Astoria/Long Island City section of Queens, New York.”KR.ONE”found inspiration and a creative outlet by taking part in the rolling art of NYC subway graffiti from 1977 to 1983. Also an accomplished musician, Gasparro has traveled the world, created art, written music, and played drums and guitar for such legendary NYC bands as Blitzspeer, Psycho 69, Murphy’s Law, and Lordz of Brooklyn.
ABOUT THE BOOK
NYC graffiti art, heavy metal, comic books, and fantasy art intersect here in Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro’s visual autobiography. This legendary Queens artist-drummer weaves these powerful influences into a medium he calls “Graffantasy” creating tags, wall pieces, paintings and illustrations, model trains, jackets, and more. Gaze at this modern Renaissance man’s work from 1977 to the present, and trace his evolution from his adolescent days watching bombed subway cars whirring by in a KOLORSTORM, to the underground period tagging trains and evading cops, to his legal works and whole–school buses. Starting with a scrapbook-like photo collection from Louie’s youth and his other career as drummer of several heavy metal bands, the book moves on with elaborate sketches from the artist’s blackbooks, and colorful concert posters and album covers. Through a stunning array of styles and techniques, witness KR.ONE’s transformation from restless punk to major decorative artist and abstract painter.
Thanks to Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro we had also another title about NYC graffiti history the book of DON1(RIP) MAFIA a true graffiti pioneer dead last August 2106