New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1992. Quarto, publisher’s illustrated paper wraps.
Exhibition catalog published for a 1992 show of paintings by graffiti artist Crash at Sidney Janis Gallery. Born John Matos, the Bronx native spent his adolescence spraypainting subway trains in NYC rail yards. Unlike other graffiti artists, Crash notably never “tagged” but preferred creating a full painting. At the urging of his friend Keith Haring, Crash began working on canvas in the early 80s and was soon represented by trendsetting art dealer Sidney Janis. After his inclusion in the groundbreaking Post-Graffiti exhibition held in 1983, Crash established his place as a blue chip artist. This exhibition includes paintings from the 80s and 90s, which are inspired by early anime and comics. Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Light wear, near fine. Item #5311