Next Up On the Bowery Wall: CRASH!

March 13, 2013 | Bucky Turco

The ever-changing Bowery Wall is about to switch hands again. After a bunch of old school writers surprised street photographer Martha Cooper with a tribute mural over the weekend for her 70th birthday, the mighty CRASH is now getting started. Born John Matos, CRASH is not only a pioneer of graffiti on subway trains, but also graffiti on canvasses. In 1980, he curated the first graffiti exhibit at Fashion Moda in the Bronx and has painted with the best of the best. He tells ANIMAL that the wall won’t be finished on Friday, so check back for updates. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)