— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

DASH SNOW LONG TIME GONE.

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As I’m sure many people are aware, Dash Snow, the enfant terrible of the Downtown NYC art scene died yesterday of an overdose. It’s a real shame as I enjoyed his work and his thought his approach to his art (alongside Dan Colen & Ryan McGinley) was bold and exciting and stupidly fucking hardcore. It’s the world where the horrendously glamorous shuffles side by side by darkness and debauchery. Like the best party you’ve never been to.  I first came across his work through a copy of Vice back in ’03, where the three of them documented a night in the ‘hamsters nest’ (namely 50 yellow pages, nakedness, a shitload of drugs and booze and get nuts still you start acting like a hamster) So I guess you go out the way you came in. Fucked up.

Gawker’s got the initial scoop (confirmed in the NYT) and there is a also a great article from the New York Magazine on the psychosis and strange back-story of Snow. Here’s a hamsters nest also.

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