American, 1981-2009, New York, New York
Interview conducted in New York City, NY on July 9, 2005 for the 2008 documentary film Beautiful Losers.
Dash Snow was an artist whose works depict scenes of a sex, drug-taking, violence with candor, documenting the decadent lifestyle of a group of young New York City artists and their social circle. Snow began taking photographs as a teenager, he said, as a record of places he might not remember the next day, mostly due to hard partying. He was a member of the IRAK graffiti crew in the 1990s and went by the tag “SACE”. Some of his later collage-based work was characterized by his practice of using his own semen as a material applied to or splashed across newspaper photographs of police officers and other authority figures. Snow died from a drug overdose in 2009.