ABOUT MIKE “DREAM” FRANCISCO
Dream rose to fame in the “graffiti” world in the late ‘80s and ‘90s with his artwork in Oakland, CA. He is internationally known for his “graffiti” style that connects art and social justice. Through his life Dream has inspired many, in all age groups, cultures and nationalities, conveying messages about social consciousness, community, pride in culture and history, on the West Coast and regions beyond.
On February 17, 2000, Dream was murdered, but his memory remains in the hearts of his family, friends, admirers and the community.
Legacy: The Art of Mike “Dream” Francisco honors the life of artist and writer Mike “Dream” Francisco who pioneered the art form of “graffiti” on the West Coast. The exhibition runs from January 14, 2012 to April 14, 2012 at the historic International Hotel in San Francisco.
Photos below are from the opening reception held on January 14, 2012.
Mike’s biggest legacy…
his only child, Akil Francisco,
with his trusty sidekick King.
Rest in Power KING DREAM.
(Sunrise) August 15, 1969 – (Sunset) February 17, 2000
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