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CRASH

Pocket Pinup, 2018

Spray Paint on Canvas
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
This is a unique work.
$7,500
Ships from Laguna Beach, CA, US
Shipping: $500 domestic only
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Laguna Beach, New York
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About the work
JoAnne Artman Gallery
Laguna Beach, New York
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Graffiti Art, Street Art, Urban Art

Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New …

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Graffiti Art, Street Art, Urban Art

Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. Taking the name “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school, his name began …

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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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About the work
JoAnne Artman Gallery
Laguna Beach, New York
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Graffiti Art, Street Art, Urban Art

Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New …

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Graffiti Art, Street Art, Urban Art

Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. Taking the name “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school, his name began …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of large paintings by CRASH
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Browse works in this category
$7,500–$7,800
This work
$0
$12,000+
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

Pocket Pinup, 2018

Spray Paint on Canvas
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
This is a unique work.
$7,500
Ships from Laguna Beach, CA, US
Shipping: $500 domestic only
location
Laguna Beach, New York
Locked
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