Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.
We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.
The HIYA Gallery series places and works legendaries of street art present you a painting by legendary artist DONDI WHITE from 1983 - "Dark Continent of Kings". The work was chosen as the main visual for the poster and catalog cover of the 1991 exhibition "Graffiti Art: American and French Artists, 1981 - 1991" which took place in Paris, France (see more in our Culture series this week). This work also recorded a record auction in 2015 at Artcurial where it sold for 97 Eur, which at the time made it a record sale for a work by Dondi White.