The night I spent in the New Lots Yards in 1980 watching Dondi paint a top to bottom whole car was the
highlight of my graffiti photographing experience.
Dondi called that piece
“Children of the Grave Part 3”
Later I realized that
“Children of the Grave Part 2” was one of the first whole cars I’d photographed but
I always wondered what the
first Children of the Grave had looked like.
Last week, 30 years later, I found out at Francisco Reyes II’s photo exhibit at BronxArtSpace.
Francisco hadn’t taken many photos of graffiti but, by luck, he’d shot
Dondi’s first Children of the Grave.
Here are all three pieces seen together for the first time:
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