Lawrence Fine Art

Name : John Matos (Crash One)
Biography :

 Crash (John Matos0 was one of the first of the 1970's subway "writers" to transition to canvas. In 1980, Crash was signed by Sidney Janis, one of the first gallerists to promote “post-graffiti” artists. That year he also curated Graffiti Art Success for America at Fashion MODA in the South Bronx. This groundbreaking exhibition is viewed as a launching point in legitimizing the graffiti movement, connecting street artists with the downtown fine arts world. In 1983, he headlined an exhibition called Post-Graffiti with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat at Sidney Janis. His works are now included in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and others. 

Crash creates all his work freehand, primarily using spray paint.  Bright and vibrant and always tightly cropped, his work explores the nexus between Pop and Graffiti, visual and written language

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