Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Very Sad News: The Brilliant Artist Dash Snow Dies at 27

Dash Snow, New York Artist, Dies at 27

Dash Snow, a promising young New York artist, died Monday night at Lafayette House, a hotel in Lower Manhattan. He was 27 and lived in Manhattan. His death was confirmed by his grandmother, the art collector and philanthropist Christophe de Menil, who said that Mr. Snow had died of a drug overdose.

Mr. Snow gained prominence after being featured in an article titled “Warhol’s Children” that appeared in New York magazine in 2007. He worked in video and photography and also developed a distinctive collage style that fused and contrasted found images in fresh and suggestive ways. He exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles and Europe and is currently featured in “Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture” at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Ms. de Menil said that he had been in rehabilitation in March and had been off drugs until very recently.

Very lovely,genteel,charismatic. artist and amazing talent Dash Snow dies. We were all hoping that he would not die.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. His work shown at Rivington Arms was amazing and powerfully autobiographical. I love his record player with coke on the record piece...
His best photos were the ones that were most shocking. The best in my opinion involved, cocaine and a penis. Really strong. He gave me a xerox years ago of a guy passed out with red
words scrawled all over his face.
He was shown at the Whitney Biennial a few years ago also. He leaves behind a young child.
Why do so many strong artists seem to die at 27?

This amazing photo was taken by the late Sean Mortenson who just died a few weeks ago.


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