We at LAUNCH F18 stand in solidarity with black communities in the US and around the world. Our artists, members of our team and beyond, denounce all forms of racism and police brutality. We, alongside many others, march for a better future.
Our hope is a unified, meaningful message that we can build on in order to aid and assist now and in the future. We don't want to simply rest on a statement but rather create an ongoing platform with purpose, meaning and endurance in a way we know best.
We are honored to announce that our current Viewing Room, Want 2 Love U by Los Angeles based artist, Clifford Prince King will donate 100% of all sales to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. In addition we are organizing a special 14 x 11 in, open edition of each work by the artist. These prints are each $250, and available through our online store.
Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Marsha went by "Black Marsha" before settling on Marsha P. Johnson. The "P" stood for "Pay It No Mind," which is what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of black transgender people. The MPJI do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power. We at LAUNCH F18 are delighted to announce this initial initiative, and look forward to working with organizations like The MPJI and many others in the future.
Please visit our Viewing Room to view the available works, or visit our online store to see more from this special edition.