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2-Deck Diptych - Iron Man Lives - Skate Deck Variant

Type:Archival Pigment Print Transfer on Cold Pressed Steep Natural Skate Deck
Size:8.25 x 32.25 Inches
Release:February 05, 2020
Run of:50
Auth:This RUN comes with a screen-printed signature, is hand-numbered and includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity from the Dondi White Estate and 1xRUN.
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ABOUT THIS ART:
Artist Donald Joseph White better known as DONDI remains one of the contemporary art world's most influential figures. He was most recently featured in the landmark Beyond The Streets exhibitions, and also served as the inspiration and focal point of Virgil Abloh's most recent collection Off White. A true legend of the early New York City subway scene his legacy has been established as one of one of the genre's truest innovators. In partnership with The Dondi White Estate, 1xRUN is excited to present three new collaborative skate decks featuring some of DONDI's most iconic works both in and out of the studio. Featuring never-before-seen images from DONDI's personal photo archives, each of these decks represents DONDI's diverse styles.

Find out more and read our exclusive interview with Mike White of the Dondi White Estate at News.1xRUN.com to find out more about this unique collaboration...


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ABOUT DONDI:
1xRUN has officially partnered up with The Dondi White Estate for a collaborative series of limited editions. The Dondi White Estate works with galleries and brands around the world to help bring Dondi White's artwork to a new generation of art lovers world wide through collaborations that are authentic and meaningful.

Dondi was an American graffiti artist best known for his dynamic lettering and stick figures. His work, whether painted on canvas or on walls, is characterized by a dynamic energy and explosive use of color. Born Donald Joseph White on April 7, 1961 in New York, NY, he began his career in the early 1970s as part of the group of graffiti artists known as The Odd Partners, who worked primarily on the M, J, and L subway lines during the 1970s. In 1977, Dondi formed his own group, known as CIA, and established his reputation as one of the most stylistically innovative and influential graffiti artists of his generation. The photographer Martha Cooper documented how Dondi painted a subway car in her series Children of the Grace (1979), which also appeared in the book Subway Art, published in 1984. In 1980, Dondi took part in the Esses Studio project, which was funded by the art patron Sam Esses, and sought to preserve subway art that was being systematically removed by the MTA. At this time, Dondi began to work on canvas, and became associated with a group of legendary artists working in the East Village, including Futura, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His canvas works reiterated the lettering, symbolic icons, and stick figures that were his signature marks on the streets, while his later work from the 1990s included collages that juxtaposed pencil drawings with blueprints of the subway system—which had previously served as his canvas. Sadly, the artist’s career was cut short, and Dondi died on October 2, 1998 from AIDS at the age of 37. His work has been exhibited at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, the Fun Gallery in New York, and the Musée des Monuments Français in Paris, among others.

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