Sixty percent of sales will be donated to help fund Butter Roll skate classes with instructor Chelle Pollard of Skate Info Network at the Boys & Girls Club located on Hoe Avenue in the Bronx.
We spoke with Butter Roll founder Amy Collado about the print and the significance of her choice to work with the Boys & Girls Club on Hoe Avenue. Collado explained, “Fanesha and I wanted to collaborate on a project for over a year now. I love her work and her style. My main idea was to highlight New York City and roller skating in some aspect.
“That’s where the idea of a rooftop came from. I wanted to work with the Girls & Boys Club for so many reasons. One of them is that the basketball court at the Boys & Girls Club Hoe Avenue location used to be an auditorium. It’s the same place the Ghetto Boys held a meeting on December 8, 1971 after the death of Cornell ‘Black Benjiie’ Benjamin.
“They gathered all the gangs in the Bronx with the intent of creating a peace treaty among the gangs and in some ways. This was one of the events that allowed hip hop to grow as as movement. These elements of culture and history are at the core of what Butter Roll strives to celebrate and highlight.”
Priced at $25, Fabre and Butter Roll’s collaborative print is now available at faneshafabreart.com.