CRASH, ‘Blue Eyed Color Swatch’, 2017, Painting, Spray paint on canvas, AURUM GALLERY
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CRASH

Blue Eyed Color Swatch, 2017

Spray paint on canvas
23 3/5 × 48 in
60 × 122 cm
.
$8,900
Location
Bangkok
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Hand-signed by artist, Back of canvas
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Series
Color Swatches
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CRASH
American, b. 1961
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Coming of age in the Bronx in the 1960s and ’70s, John “Crash” Matos first picked up a can of spray paint at the age of 13 to cut his teeth as a graffiti artist by “bombing” the subway trains in the New York City rail yards. He has not stopped since. His bold, blocky signature—CRASH—greeted subway riders in the 1970s and ’80s, New York’s economically dire, artistically fertile days. By the 1980s, with the embrace of his work by galleries and at the urging of his friend and contemporary, Keith Haring, Crash was translating his explosive outdoor murals to the canvas’s more contained plane. He remains busy with commissions and collaborations, claiming that his future holds “more work, more painting, more strats, more walls, more lobsters, more steaks…in other words more living to do.”

CRASH, ‘Blue Eyed Color Swatch’, 2017, Painting, Spray paint on canvas, AURUM GALLERY
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About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Back of canvas
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Color Swatches
Price ranges of medium-sized paintings by CRASH
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$8,800–$9,350
This work
$0
$12,650+
CRASH
American, b. 1961
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Coming of age in the Bronx in the 1960s and ’70s, John “Crash” Matos first picked up a can of spray paint at the age of 13 to cut his teeth as a graffiti artist by “bombing” the subway trains in the New York City rail yards. He has not stopped since. His bold, blocky signature—CRASH—greeted subway riders in the 1970s and ’80s, New York’s economically dire, artistically fertile days. By the 1980s, with the embrace of his work by galleries and at the urging of his friend and contemporary, Keith Haring, Crash was translating his explosive outdoor murals to the canvas’s more contained plane. He remains busy with commissions and collaborations, claiming that his future holds “more work, more painting, more strats, more walls, more lobsters, more steaks…in other words more living to do.”

CRASH

Blue Eyed Color Swatch, 2017

Spray paint on canvas
23 3/5 × 48 in
60 × 122 cm
.
$8,900
Location
Bangkok
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.