Squid (From The Waves Series), 1988
Frank Stella was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He moved to New York after graduating in 1958 from Princeton University where he painted and majored in History.
When Stella was 25 his artwork became more admired and his paintings launched across New York, showing at museums and galleries such as, Museum of Modern Art and Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Between the years 1985 and 1993, Stella produced a vast number of works inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Stella’s fascination with the novel reflected in his series “The Waves”, “The Waves II” and “Moby Dick Domes”. All together, there are 138 artworks, each related to a chapter within Moby Dick.
John Matos, CRASH was born in 1961 and raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13 he stared to follow the older teens from his neighbourhood to the train yards and began graffitiing along the trains and across walls.