Crash, Bio and Nick Walker
Presented by Ilegal Mezcal and Rose Bar
31 Perry Street
This exhibition has been a project, two years in the making. The origins of this collaboration go back to March of 2014. Nick Walker was given a wall to paint on Elizabeth St on the Lower East Side of New York City. Deciding to include Crash in the mural, they scouted the location—a wall above the street, on the roof of a boutique store. A wall that was not easily found, unless you knew where to look for it.
Intrigued by the idea, Crash came on board, and suggested Bio of the Tats Cru be included, as three artists work faster than two. The mural became a project of experimentation and collaboration, finding out what worked in the moment—a real throwback to the essence of old-school graffiti.
Having had been met with tremendous response, Crash called Nick and Bio, and asked if they would be interested in collaborating on canvas work as a celebration of the anniversary of the wall. Fast forward two years later, and what started as a fun idea has grown into an exhibition of over twenty works.
Like catching lightening in a bottle, this exhibition is a celebration of a serendipitous moment between three very different artists who all pushed one another to create something spectacular. We present to you, The Collaborations...