"Crash One: Broken Language" at Lawrence Fine Art

  • EAST HAMPTON, New York
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  • July 21, 2014

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Lawrence Fine Art will open "Crash One: Broken Language" at its East Hampton gallery beginning Thurday, July 24 with an opening reception Saturday, July 26 from 5-8 pm. 

Crash was one of the first of the 1970's subway "writers" to transition to canvas and helped pioneer the development of Street Art as a recognized art form. In 1980, Crash was signed by Sidney Janis, one of the first gallerists to promote “post-graffiti” artists. That year he also curated Graffiti Art Success for America at Fashion MODA in the South Bronx. This groundbreaking exhibition is viewed as a launching point in legitimizing the graffiti movement, connecting street artists with the downtown fine arts world. In 1983, he headlined an exhibition called Post-Graffiti with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat at Sydney Janis. His works are now included in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and others. 

Crash creates all his work freehand, primarily using spray paint.  Bright and vibrant and always tightly cropped, his work explores the nexus between Pop and Graffiti, visual and written language.

Howard Shapiro
Lawrence Fine Art

Lawrence Fine Art
37 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, New York
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Lawrence Fine Art specializes in contemporary and historic-modern art.

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