John CRASH Matos – The Bronx Brand

John CRASH Matos

Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New York.  At the age of 13, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. By 1980, he began transitioning from train yards to galleries. He curated the ground-breaking "Graffiti Art Success for America" at Fashion MODA, launching the graffiti movement that has become a global phenomena.