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Lot 1Dondi White
American, 1961-1998
Rain Proof Parade, 1992
Signed Dondi White, dated 1992 and inscribed as titled (ll)
Pencil and collage on paper
14 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches

Considered to be one of the most important graffiti artists, Dondi White was an influential trendsetter in the world of graffiti. One of the stars of the documentary Style Wars, Dondi exhibited at the seminal Fun Gallery, which also staged early shows by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf. Created after his passing, the Dondi White Foundation raises funds for AIDS charities and educational programs on HIV/AIDS awareness. The rare work featured here is from a period where Dondi used blueprints as collage elements, and shows his development of abstracted Wild Style lettering, as well as his fascination with architectural design.

Estimate $5,000-7,000

Overall good condition. The blueprint collage element of the work may be faded. Not examined out of frame.

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