RIFF established himself as one of the most important writers of the early subway movement. His versatility as a technician and his appropriation of pop imagery became the blueprint for generations of writers – particularly the Death Squad which cites him as their major influence. RIFF started painting trains in 1972 under the guise of various names including: DOVE 2, CASH, WORM, CONAN, POD and many others.
Riff is homeless due to unforeseen circumstances with the New York's public housing system and needs help.
The goal is to raise a total of $4,000 to assist RIFF 170 in having a home this winter. Any amount donated is greatly appreciated.
The grand total of $4,000 will be used to secure a studio, at $850 per month. A total of $3,400 will cover the cost of 1 month security deposit and 3 months of rent. The remaining $600 will cover the cost of 3 months of utilities (i.e. electricity, heat and phone). This will allow RIFF 170 the opportunity to secure employment and get on his own two feet.
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