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NY Times: A New Film Documents One Town's Automotive Version of Graffiti

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 16, 2006 at 6:44AM

Deer Isle and the town of Stonington, at its southern tip, have long served as both muse and home for storied American artists. Visitors to the island in recent seasons may have noticed that a new artist is making his mark as well: Chuggy, a k a Chuck Proper. That mark usually involves a long strip of angry-looking scalded rubber, which can be seen on many of the island's twisting roads. And while the work of Chuggy and the native tribe of so-called burners may never hang in one of the dozens of galleries in and near Stonington, their handiwork is being memorialized in "Tire Tracks," a 40-minute documentary. David Carr reports.[Free NY Times online subscription required to view full article.]
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Deer Isle and the town of Stonington, at its southern tip, have long served as both muse and home for storied American artists. Visitors to the island in recent seasons may have noticed that a new artist is making his mark as well: Chuggy, a k a Chuck Proper. That mark usually involves a long strip of angry-looking scalded rubber, which can be seen on many of the island's twisting roads. And while the work of Chuggy and the native tribe of so-called burners may never hang in one of the dozens of galleries in and near Stonington, their handiwork is being memorialized in "Tire Tracks," a 40-minute documentary. David Carr reports.
[Free NY Times online subscription required to view full article.]





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