Gypsy Tea Room Art
by Frank Campagna
All works CAMPAGNA - 2006
Gypsy Tea Room exterior 10/ 06/ 2002
I painted murals for Gypsy Tea Room for eight years.
It was voted the best live music venue every year
1998 - 2006 by
readers of the Dallas Observer.
Each mural was 8 x 12 feet and took a day each to create.
Sadly it closed in early 2007 leaving a huge void in the Dallas music scene.
5/ 26/ 2004
|I have always loved Patti Smith. I was told when she saw this painting, she ran across the street and bought a disposable camera... After shooting pictures she was overheard saying that I'd made her look 20 years younger! Cool huh?|
These murals were replaced whenever a featured date was over,
so the wall was ever evolving & interesting to look at!
Painting them was kind of like doing billboard art,
but as a high profile "bread and butter gig" it couldn't be beat.
11/ 03/ 2003
|A few years back a live recording of this very show was released for fans only. The people who put it out used this art for the cover and sent me a copy. I later bought 'O' It's one of the deepest most heartfelt records I've heard in years.|
Some of this artwork has been used for CD covers, posters, website decoration etc.
relating or non relating to the artists these paintings were originated for.
I don't mind because I've taken and reappropriated alot of these images myself,
However, I would appreciate it if you'd ask first...
About a year ago a church asked if they could use this dove on
the cover of a choir CD they were releasing.
They never did...
8/ 26/ 2002
Anyway, here are some examples of my work...
If you'd like to see over 100 of these murals in a 'slam bang' style slideshow click here!