PARIS///ESSENTIAL VIEWING///CRASH’S “TIN MACHINES” AT ADDICT GALERIE

February 18, 2010  |  art, Graffiti, News, Street Art

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Parisian art fans need to hit up ADDICT GALERIE before March 4th to catch sight of graffiti/street art legend CRASH’s current show, “Tin Machine.” Born in the Bronx1961, John “CRASH” Matos is one of the pioneers of graffiti writing who started developing his distinctive style on the trains of New York at the age of 13. Alongside his contemporaries like Futura, Zephyr, Lee, and Lady Pink, CRASH successfully transitioned from walls and trains to the fine art world in the ‘80s with exhibits at Sidney Janis Gallery and Real Art Ways, next to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. His fine art career has continued uninterrupted with the artist breaking his graphic colorblocked style into more free-form abstract compositions in recent years, a development readily visible in this Paris show which features heavily fragmented chunks of his trademark imagery. HAVE A LOOK:

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