Friday, December 14, 2007

Art: Celebrating the Legacy of DONDI WHITE!!!

Converse and Bodega will present: "Archeology Rewards". A collection of art work by the late "Style Master General" Dondi White, in celebration of his life and the influence on Converse (PRODUCT) RED. The Showing will happen this Saturday December 15th from 7:30 to 10:30pm. Arrive there early, there will be a lot of people and you don't want to miss this.

Born in the East New York section of Brooklyn, where Graffiti became a serious part of Dondi's life in the early 70's. For the next 20 odd years, Dondi became recognized as the stylistic standard, influencing a generation of graffiti writers. His most famous work was Children of the Grave part 1, 2 and 3, three whole cars in the New York subway in the years 1978-1980. After complications, Dondi died of AIDS on October 2nd, 1998. In April 2003, the Dondi White Foundation was created to raise funds to support educational programs on HIV/AIDS prevention and services aimed to improve the lives of those affected by AIDS.