Let me quote the text of the ad:
R.K. Sloane was the most punk rock, keen witted, cigarette smoking, pen & inkin', acrylic & canvas, Teri lovin', Josh teaching, Ben raising, Tom Waits listening, never compromising, living life on his terms, dream pursuing, vodka drinking, Dinty Moore beef stew eating, bad ass mother fuckin' artist...ever.
We love you, we miss you, we'll see ya.
As Tom would say, "nothing sweeter than ridin' the rails." Thanks for sharing your gift with us and leaving us with all the pretty paintings. For everyone who ever thought ugly could be the most beautiful thing.
Teri, Ben & Josh (your loving family)
Sloane's edgy paintings plunge the viewer into a twisted serial drama of deadly clowns and haunting metaphoric images. That is what the family meant by "who ever thought ugly could be the most beautiful thing."
Ken Saville, pushed the piece of paper in front of me. "He loved his family very much," he said. "They were everything to him."