Thursday, October 26, 2006

ABQ Artist R.K. Sloane Dead & Celebrated

NOB HILL--The Artist Ken Saville pulled out a piece of paper. It was from the Oct. 26th Alibi. Ken put the neatly clipped out ad on the kitchen table. R. K. Sloane had died October 20th, and his family had bought an advertisement to commemorate his passing. It was called "Rest 'n' Pieces." I could not find his obituary in the ABQ Journal.

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."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

RK Sloane was too young to go. I'm sure he had many more twisted visions to unleash. His family is in my thoughts.

Detroitmik

plan9 said...

Plan 9 wish Terri and family all the best on the passing of RK Sloane, immortal.

Shanna Naranjo said...

what if someone else can draw from under the mask? what if I see them to?

Shanna Naranjo said...

Maybe when I'm dead people will start listening....

Lucio Drusian said...

He made our first album's cover in the 80's...great artist,all our love to the family.

Lucio Drusian said...

He made our first album's cover in the 80's...great artist,all our love to the family.

Lucio Drusian said...

He made our first album's cover in the 80's...great artist,all our love to the family.

Gerald Loeb said...

I am writing a book about Mr. Sloan's life and art. I can be contacted at loebgerald@Yahoo.com