The young art world lost a rising star last night. Dash Snow, a promising multimedia artist who was profiled in a 2007 New York Magazine cover article entitled “Warhol’s Children” passed away at the age of 27 last night, due to a heroin drug overdose.
Dash came from the prominent De Menil art collecting family, but shunned the pretentious art world, and focused more on creating art in the seedy downtown New York street scene. Known by his tag Sacer in the graffiti world, Snow was a founding member of the infamous IRAK graffiti crew, and gained prominance along with downtown artists Dan Colen and Ryan McGuinness with his gritty candid poloroid photos, sculptural work, distinctive collages, and debaucherous live installations. His art was exhibited in galleries and museums such as Deitch Projects, The Royal Academy in London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2006 Biennial “Day For Night,” and is currently featured in “Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture” at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
According to his family, Snow had recently been in rehab, but unfortunately succumbed to the lure of addiction. He leaves behind an infant daughter, Secret. Our condolences go out to his friends and family.
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