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July 19, 1940 — January 16, 2016

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“John Farris Torch bearer — you went out with the storm — fierce and beautiful.”

Love, Loisada.*

*(Loisaida is a term derived from the Spanish (and especially Nuyorican) pronunciation of “Lower East Side”. Originally coined by poet/activist Bittman “Bimbo” Rivas in his 1974 poem “Loisaida”, it now refers to Avenue C in Alphabet City, whose population has largely been Hispanic (mainly Nuyorican) since the 1960s.)

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A projector rotates through a series of images of John, curated by his friend and neighbour, Maggie Wrigley
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A collection of rough sketches I made of the night.
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John’s Grandson, Richard Dye plays his obituary to his biggest fan.
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“John’s corner.”
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🇦🇺 NYC Cartoonist/Writer for @NewYorker and stand-up comic. Syndicated daily in 34 countries. President of The National Cartoonists Society. #BlockedByTrump

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