Tony Fitzpatrick’s gallows humor

The other night I revisited the Hector Babenco film Ironweed, based on William Kennedy’s 1984 novel about Francis Phelan, a one-time baseball pitcher turned alcoholic drifter who returns to his hometown. The movie reminded me of Tony Fitzpatrick’s latest series of collages based on hobo legend and lore, and then, today, Tony sent a note … read more… “Tony Fitzpatrick’s gallows humor”

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Tony Fitzpatrick’s city of ghosts

In the Chicago Sun-Times Kevin Nance profiles Tony Fitzpatrick, whose expeditions with his dad have become the central narrative of his just-completed magnum opus: ‘The Wonder — Portraits of a Remembered City,’ a simultaneously intimate and epic series of drawing-collages commemorating his father and the city they explored together. “The product of a decade of … read more… “Tony Fitzpatrick’s city of ghosts”

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