In celebration of bringing in the New Year of significant art, culture, and sports, Tango Hotel is poised to present this collaboration with the Paris Saint-Germain, and the pioneer of graffiti art in New York, John “Crash” Matos. The collection is comprised of hoodies, jerseys, shorts, and accessories. The collection will launch at the new Paris Saint-Germain store in Paris, France followed by a limited US release.
“Art has shaped me since I was born,” said Crash. “Graffiti has always been very vocal. It doesn’t have any rules, it’s very open and very free-flowing. It allows me to tell a story without using words."
Paris Saint Germain is more than soccer, its basketball, baseball, its food, its art, its wine, its dance, its music because Paris is life,” said Crash.
About the Artist
Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. Taking the name “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school, his name began appearing on trains circulating all throughout New York City. By 1980, he began transitioning from train yards to galleries, he curated the ground-breaking "Graffiti Art Success for America" at Fashion MODA, launching the graffiti movement that has remained very active through today.
PSG x Crash x Tango Hotel