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Dondi White: Style Master General Hardcover – Nov 1 2001


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Design (Nov. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060394277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060394271
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 20.9 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 998 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #318,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nearly 20 years after the art world began to consider graffiti a contender, one of its most acclaimed progenitors from the '70s and '80s is honored in a retrospective called DONDI Style Master General: The Life and Art of Dondi White by Andrew Witten and Michael White. Raised in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood, White was part of an active culture of graffiti "writers": "Dondi and his generation perfected the energetic, edgy, probing styles of their predecessors, learning control, fitting the painting to the car/canvas." Gifted with vision, purpose and talent, White also stood out for crossing boundaries within graffiti-artist and gang culture. Photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant made his work visible to the art world and had a hand in transforming subway-art culture in the process. Color photos.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Andrew Witten--aka Zephyr--has been referred to by the New York Times as "the elder statesman of New York graffiti." He was an integral of the graffiti art movement of the early 80s as a member of the Fun Gallery, whose artists also included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Keith Haring. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and Asia, and a number of his paintings reside in the permanent collections of the Boymans and Groninger museums, among others. He currently runs his own firm, Zephyr Designs, here in New York City.

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In a nutshell, "Dondi White Style Master General", is an excellent retrospective on the life of the great Dondi White. Bar-none, one of the illest artist to wield a can of spray paint; Dondi's work was highly influential and propelled him to great heights. From his stomping grounds in East NY, Brooklyn to the Boogie-Down Bronx, Dondi's subway pieces were some of NY's most exciting and arguably the best. One of a handful of early graffiti artists to successfully make the transition from subway to gallery, Dondi's unique pieces were well received at home and abroad. Longtime friend Zephyr and (Dondi's) brother Mike White do a fantastic job of covering Dondi's incredible body of work. The reader is given great insight into the life n' times of an extremely humble and incredibly gifted man. Dondi's untimely and mysterious demise left the graff community and artworld deeply saddened, but his work and spirit will forever live on. --James "Koe" Rodriguez
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By submachine on Nov. 13 2001
"Dondi White Style Master General" is the ultimate collection of artwork by the legendary Dondi. And who better to author/archive this than fellow bomber and friend, Zephyr?
Everything from Dondi's sketchbooks and subway pieces to gallery murals is collected here. It belongs right up there with Subway Art, the first book to document the aerosol art of Dondi.
Read "Dondi White Style Master General", learn the history of a true graffiti pioneer.
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The graffiti movement has far too long relied on professional journalists to document its history. It's always the same story with elaborate social theories and catchphrases that those who were there (subway writers)find laughable. Zephyr's book is a tribute to a dear friend, a great artist and is one of the best books to date on graffiti.No art school phonies or gallery fakes in this one. A book by a real graffiti artist about a real graffiti artist.
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By Patti Astor on Dec 8 2001
This book is an incredible get down into the heart of the graffiti art scene. Insider or not, the fabulous photos of Dondi's art will make you want to pick up some cans and head out to the yards. It is also a touching history of two very close friends and the dedication that art inspires. I am proud to have shown them both at my gallery.
Patti Astor
FUN Gallery
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By A Customer on March 17 2003
If you are an inspiring writer or just interested in graffiti this book is a must. Dondi White is one of the most influential writers, looking at his pieces you will see the source for many styles regarding letter forms and fills. This book is in a word "fresh". Even if New York Flavor isn't you're taste, anyone interested in graffiti should vibe off this. Get it!!!!
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