Purchase Arizona- Artist Proof AP Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Crash- John Matos Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist.
AP Artist Proof 2000 Hand Signed Edition of Only 20 APs Ever Man, No Regular Edition, Artist Collection. Massive Size 44x32.5
"Arizona" by John Matos, better known as Crash in the street art community, is a prime example of contemporary pop art's intersection with the raw energy of street aesthetics. This artist-proof (AP) is a limited edition, hand-pulled silkscreen print on fine art paper, showcasing Crash's ability to blend high art techniques with the immediacy and vibrancy of street art. Released in the year 2000, this AP edition is hand-signed and restricted to only 20 artist proofs worldwide, with no regular edition prints available, making it a highly exclusive piece for collectors and enthusiasts of the genre. Crash's work is characterized by a dynamic use of color and shape, and "Arizona" is no exception. It exhibits an explosive array of visuals referencing the urban environment and iconic elements of consumer culture, typical of pop art tradition. The massive size of the piece, measuring 44x32.5 inches, amplifies its visual impact and embodies the larger-than-life presence often associated with street art murals. The artist's background in graffiti is evident in the bold lines and the juxtaposition of text and imagery, which reflect the visual language of the streets. The rarity of this artist's proof adds a layer of desirability. APs are typically reserved for the artist's collection and are often more valuable than the regular editions due to their limited number. This exclusivity is further highlighted by the hand-signing by Crash himself, a mark of authenticity and a personal touch from the artist. Crash has been a pivotal figure in the transition of graffiti art from subway trains into galleries, and "Arizona" exemplifies the maturation of this art form. The piece serves not only as a statement of pop culture but also as a historical snapshot of the turn of the millennium, capturing the era's zeitgeist within its composition. It stands as a testament to the evolution of street art and its established place within the broader context of contemporary art.