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CRASH

Tow the Line, 2019

Spray Paint on Canvas
48 × 24 in
121.9 × 61 cm
This is a unique work.
$7,500
location
Laguna Beach, New York
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About the work
JoAnne Artman Gallery
Laguna Beach, New York
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CRASH’s radiant, fluorescent palette cements his work firmly in the present as the artist works …

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CRASH’s radiant, fluorescent palette cements his work firmly in the present as the artist works within a dialogue culled from classic pop culture, comic book and print references. A frequent collaborator, CRASH’s process is rooted within his identity as a Bronx-born graffiti artist, having come of age in the hip-hop …

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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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CRASH’s radiant, fluorescent palette cements his work firmly in the present as the artist works …

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CRASH’s radiant, fluorescent palette cements his work firmly in the present as the artist works within a dialogue culled from classic pop culture, comic book and print references. A frequent collaborator, CRASH’s process is rooted within his identity as a Bronx-born graffiti artist, having come of age in the hip-hop …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of large paintings by CRASH
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Browse works in this category
$7,150–$7,800
This work
$0
$18,850+
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

Tow the Line, 2019

Spray Paint on Canvas
48 × 24 in
121.9 × 61 cm
This is a unique work.
$7,500
location
Laguna Beach, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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