As a teenager, Dash Snow clashed with the NYPD over his graffiti. After running away from home at 14, he walked halfway around the city with a Polaroid camera, continuously taking pictures to "capture things he wouldn't remember the next day". Snow later dabbled in video art, installation and photography, creating his own style of collage, which was dazzling in its combination of provocative and seemingly incongruous materials. In one of his most recent works, in particular, he used his own semen. He rose to fame in 2007 after Warhol's Children was published in New York magazine. Snow has had exhibitions at galleries in New York and Los Angeles, as well as various European galleries. Snow died on the evening of 13 July 2009 at the Lafayette House Hotel in lower Manhattan. His grandmother Marie-Christophe de Menil said he died of a drug overdose . A New York Times article noted that Snow "met the end of a drug addict, but did so in a $325-a-night hotel room with an antique marble hearth." He was cremated in New Jersey.