Janette Beckman, ‘The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists   (Keith Haring Cover)’, 2018, Fahey/Klein Gallery
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The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists (Keith Haring Cover), 2018

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12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$40
Location
Los Angeles
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About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Medium
Books and Portfolios
Condition
Good
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed & Dated by Janette Beckman
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Series
The Mash Up
Publisher
Fahey/Klein Gallery
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(C) Janette Beckman
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.”

FAUST
American
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Futura
American, b. 1955
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Futura (formerly Futura 2000), né Lenny McGurr, launched his decades-long career in graffiti art alongside New York’s original street art vanguard in the 1970s. At that time, while most of Futura’s contemporaries were practicing traditional lettering, he pioneered abstract street art. Futura’s technique involves combining text, imagery, thin aerosol lines, swathes of vibrant color, and a distinctive use of white space to create dynamic works. Since the 1980s—when the artist began showing at Fun Gallery with Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Richard Hambleton—Futura’s works on canvas have been embraced by the fine art world. In the years since, Futura has collaborated with brands and streetwear designers to bring his iconic work to the fashion industry.

Futura 2000
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LADY PINK
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Lee Quinones
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Mike Davis
American
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Mode 2
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QUEEN ANDREA
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Sharp
American, b. 1966
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One of the original New York City subway graffiti artists, Sharp (a.k.a. Aaron Goodstone) now produces acrylic, mixed-media, and spray paint works on canvas. With roots in Caribbean and Jewish culture, Goodstone incorporates text into his vibrant abstract imagery, including Greek, Hebrew, Egyptian, and Roman alphabets. Now based in Europe, Goodstone has said that his graffiti practice provided a refuge from the difficult social environment in which he grew up. His style has been described as “Techno Abstract Symbolism”.

Todd James
American, b. 1969
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Emerging on the street art scene of New York under the name REAS when he was 17 years old, Todd James creates acrylic paintings on canvas that retain the graphic nature of his early graffiti work. Distinguished by their hard-edged blocks of Day-Glo and neon colors that congeal into figurative compositions, James’s work ranges from the sexual—nude and scantily clad women—to the more political—gun-toting figures in tropical environs. Such subjects retain a sense of lightness through the artist’s buoyant use of color. His work draws from his diverse set of experiences; it demonstrates affinities with his former collaborators Steve Powers and Barry McGee, while its offbeat pop sensibility aligns it with musicians such as the Beastie Boys and Miley Cyrus and reflects his background in making puppets for a comedy series.

Janette Beckman, ‘The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists   (Keith Haring Cover)’, 2018, Fahey/Klein Gallery
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About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Medium
Books and Portfolios
Condition
Good
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed & Dated by Janette Beckman
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Series
The Mash Up
Publisher
Fahey/Klein Gallery
Image rights
(C) Janette Beckman
CRASH
American, b. 1961
Follow

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.”

FAUST
American
Follow
Futura
American, b. 1955
Follow

Futura (formerly Futura 2000), né Lenny McGurr, launched his decades-long career in graffiti art alongside New York’s original street art vanguard in the 1970s. At that time, while most of Futura’s contemporaries were practicing traditional lettering, he pioneered abstract street art. Futura’s technique involves combining text, imagery, thin aerosol lines, swathes of vibrant color, and a distinctive use of white space to create dynamic works. Since the 1980s—when the artist began showing at Fun Gallery with Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Richard Hambleton—Futura’s works on canvas have been embraced by the fine art world. In the years since, Futura has collaborated with brands and streetwear designers to bring his iconic work to the fashion industry.

Futura 2000
Follow
LADY PINK
Follow
Lee Quinones
Follow
Mike Davis
American
Follow
Mode 2
Follow
QUEEN ANDREA
Follow
Sharp
American, b. 1966
Follow

One of the original New York City subway graffiti artists, Sharp (a.k.a. Aaron Goodstone) now produces acrylic, mixed-media, and spray paint works on canvas. With roots in Caribbean and Jewish culture, Goodstone incorporates text into his vibrant abstract imagery, including Greek, Hebrew, Egyptian, and Roman alphabets. Now based in Europe, Goodstone has said that his graffiti practice provided a refuge from the difficult social environment in which he grew up. His style has been described as “Techno Abstract Symbolism”.

Todd James
American, b. 1969
Follow

Emerging on the street art scene of New York under the name REAS when he was 17 years old, Todd James creates acrylic paintings on canvas that retain the graphic nature of his early graffiti work. Distinguished by their hard-edged blocks of Day-Glo and neon colors that congeal into figurative compositions, James’s work ranges from the sexual—nude and scantily clad women—to the more political—gun-toting figures in tropical environs. Such subjects retain a sense of lightness through the artist’s buoyant use of color. His work draws from his diverse set of experiences; it demonstrates affinities with his former collaborators Steve Powers and Barry McGee, while its offbeat pop sensibility aligns it with musicians such as the Beastie Boys and Miley Cyrus and reflects his background in making puppets for a comedy series.

The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists (Keith Haring Cover), 2018

Book
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$40
Location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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