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John Matos Crash

Born in: 1961

United States

Emergent Artist

Biography

Crash (John Matos) is a graffiti artist born in the Bronx on October 11, 1961. He is one of the major protagonists of the ?spray can (R)evolution?.

He starts to do graffiti while he is still very young, on the New York trains, before passing to canvas.

He joins the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1983. His works are acquired by the most important collections in the world, from the MoMA in New Yorks to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

The public gets to know him when he co-produces, with Keith Harring, the Peter Stuyvesant advertising campaign. In France, he achieves fame after taking part in the 5/5 Figuration Libre exhibition France-USA at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1984. This exhibition featured the work of artists such as Basquiat, Boisrond, Combas, Keith Harring, Tseng Kwong Chi, Di Rosa... and John Matos Crash.

His style is close to comics, he uses flamboyant colors that remind us of the world of advertising and his works assert themselves as pure producs of the contemporary world. He is following the Pop Art lineage perfectly and raises again the so-called subculture to the status of ?high art?.

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  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Street art

  • Painting Pop Art

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  • Drawing Street art

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John Matos Crash, Penguin from Batman and Robin, Drawing

John Matos Crash

Penguin from Batman and Robin, 2003
104.1 x 73.7 cm
Drawing

€3 346

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Wolverine, Print

John Matos Crash

Wolverine, 2000
46 x 61 cm
Print

€600

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Subway Interior, Painting

John Matos Crash

Subway Interior, 2013
75 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

€9 000

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, X-men - Magneto, Print

John Matos Crash

X-men - Magneto, 2000
46 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

€750

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, X-men - Cyclope, Print

John Matos Crash

X-men - Cyclope, 2000
61 x 46 x 0.1 cm
Print

€750

John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2012
76.5 x 57 cm
Painting

€1 900

John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2012
76.5 x 57 cm
Painting

€1 900

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Craash !, Print

John Matos Crash

Craash !, 2016
100 x 70 cm
Print

€800

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, The Vulture, Painting

John Matos Crash

The Vulture, 1992
75 x 56 cm
Painting

€4 500

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Vertigo, Painting

John Matos Crash

Vertigo, 1995
125.5 x 132 cm
Painting

€16 100

John Matos Crash, Art of the Line, Print

John Matos Crash

Art of the Line, 2008
76 x 56 cm
Print

€1 000

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Untitled , Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled , 2014
51 x 51 x 2 cm
Painting

€6 000

John Matos Crash, Untitled (Eye), Print

John Matos Crash

Untitled (Eye), 1995
61 x 45.7 cm
Print

€1 186

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Green Lantern, Painting

John Matos Crash

Green Lantern, 2016
92 x 92 x 3 cm
Painting

€12 000

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Boris, Drawing

John Matos Crash

Boris, 1989
104.1 x 73.7 cm
Drawing

€2 200

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, X-men Storm, Print

John Matos Crash

X-men Storm, 2014
61 x 41 cm
Print

€1 200

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Clock2, Print

John Matos Crash

Clock2, 2014
50 x 70 cm
Print

€600

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Clock 1, Print

John Matos Crash

Clock 1, 2014
70 x 50 cm
Print

€600

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Crash, Print

John Matos Crash

Crash, 2016
25 x 25 cm
Print

€180

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Monkichi, Print

John Matos Crash

Monkichi, 2010
63.5 x 39.5 cm
Print

€2 300

John Matos Crash, Sans titre, Print

John Matos Crash

Sans titre, 2015
50 x 70 x 1 cm
Print

€1 000

John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2017
55 x 40 x 23 cm
Painting

€5 000

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Cyclops, Print

John Matos Crash

Cyclops, 2000
61 x 46 cm
Print

€590

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Storm, Print

John Matos Crash

Storm, 2000
61 x 46 cm
Print

€590

John Matos Crash, Car crash 7, Print

John Matos Crash

Car crash 7, 2008
28 x 44 cm
Print

€600

John Matos Crash, Car crash 7, Print

John Matos Crash

Car crash 7, 2008
28 x 44 cm
Print

€600

John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2015
51 x 51 x 4 cm
Painting

€3 500

John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2015
51 x 51 x 4 cm
Painting

€3 500

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Magneto, Print

John Matos Crash

Magneto, 2000
46 x 61 cm
Print

€600

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, X-men Tornade - Storm, Print

John Matos Crash

X-men Tornade - Storm, 2000
61 x 46 cm
Print

€700

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2013
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

€4 500

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2013
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

€4 500

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, X-men Magneto, Print

John Matos Crash

X-men Magneto, 2000
46 x 61 cm
Print

€700

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, X-men Cyclope, Print

John Matos Crash

X-men Cyclope, 2000
61 x 46 cm
Print

€700

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Popeye, Print

John Matos Crash

Popeye, 2013
68 x 53 x 2 cm
Print

€500

In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Untitled, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled, 2015
61 x 61 cm
Painting

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In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, Large S, Painting

John Matos Crash

Large S, 2013
75 x 75 cm
Painting

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In time for Christmas
John Matos Crash, El Popeye, Painting

John Matos Crash

El Popeye, 2013
101.5 x 76 x 4 cm
Painting

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My urban art collection
From May, 18 To June, 21 2017
Paris - France

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Heroes are forever!!!
From September, 3 To September, 27 2016
Paris - France

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The cream of the crime
From July, 1 To September, 11 2016
Montpellier - France

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Eternal Sunshine
From July, 12 To September, 3 2016
Paris - France

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Artworks on paper
From February, 11 To March, 1 2016
Paris - France

Galerie Brugier Rigail

American Graffiti
From January, 31 To February, 28 2015
Paris - France

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