Screwtape Pays Tribute to Street Artist ‘Army of One’ on the Bowery

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 at 10:02 am by
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Street artist, activist, and firefighter Jef Campion (aka Army of One) committed suicide in January in his Yonkers home, as previously reported. He was 52.

There hasn’t been much in the way of tributes on the street the last couple months, though. At least not on the Lower East Side. That changed last weekend. Street decorator Screwtape wrapped this smallish memorial shot beside the Bowery graffiti wall. Just a photo of Campion with his Diane Arbus “Grenade Boy” wheat-paste, alongside the quote, “only the dead have seen the end to war.” Touching.

Screwtape is the nom de plume of Carl Paoli, a stuntman-turned-graffiti-artist who uses “caution” tape as utensil. He previously doubled some “top celebrities” in many movies over a two-decade career.

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