CRASH, ‘Not You Again’, 1996, Print, Screenprint in colors on aluminum, Heritage Auctions
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CRASH

Not You Again, 1996

Screenprint in colors on aluminum
35 1/4 × 20 1/4 × 2 in
89.5 × 51.4 × 5.1 cm
Edition 9/15
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Condition Report: Moderate surface soil; mild scattered scratches; mild scattered dent to the …

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Signed and dated in ink, with numbering verso
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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.”

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Condition Report: Moderate surface soil; mild scattered scratches; mild scattered dent to the extreme edges of the aluminum. Unframed.

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Signed and dated in ink, with numbering verso
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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

Not You Again, 1996

Screenprint in colors on aluminum
35 1/4 × 20 1/4 × 2 in
89.5 × 51.4 × 5.1 cm
Edition 9/15
Bidding closed
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