You know, I just can't walk past a mirror without taking a self portrait.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

CRASH landed in Los Angeles

Being a transplant from the East Coast, when it comes to Graffitti two names come to mind. CRASH and DAZE. Yes there is Futura, Fab 5 Freddie and Lee Quinones and quite a number of others, but for some reason CRASH and DAZE stuck. Although Haring and Basquiat are often mentioned in the same breath, content and approach are significantly different. CRASH has not only made the transition from Street Art to Gallery Art, but he has also painted guitars for Eric Clapton and more recently designed a line of luggage for TUMI.
According to John (CRASH) Matos, in 30 years of exhibitions, his work has only made three appearance here in Los Angeles. Well I would say that Los Angeles has been really dis-advantaged. Well Angelenos, here is your chance. You can not only see some of CRASH's older work at MoCA 'Art in The Streets'(until August 8), but you can see some of his recent work in the current exhibition "Blurring The Lines" at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver CIty (until May 18).

Here are the three canvases on display at The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA. A must see exhibit!


Below are images of the current exhibition of 'Blurring the Lines' at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City