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CRASH (American, b.1961)
LOT ID: 80476
Brrrr!, 1990

Watercolor
29.5 х 42 in. (74.93 x 106.68 cm.)
Signed, dated, lower left
Lot description
Known for his vibrant colors and fractured compositions, this watercolor displays CRASH’s innovative approach to street art. With the work’s title scrawled across the canvas, “Brrrr!” displays his iconic appropriation of comic book imagery.

John "CRASH" Matos is regarded as one of the most influential and successful member of the Graffiti art movement. He began tagging at the age of 13, and his early murals on the sides of buildings and subway cars inspired a generation of painters. He later moved on to more complex works on canvas, often incorporating carefully selected images from popular culture. In addition to being featured in MOCA’s ‘Art in the Streets’ exhibition in 2011, his work has been exhibited at Addict Galerie, Paris, France; The Esplanade,Singapore; Opera Gallery, London, England; and Toy Tokyo Underground, New York, NY; among others. In 2013, CRASH created a large public mural on the iconic Bowery and Houston Wall in New York.

Selected Public Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brrrr! by CRASH
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