"70 commercial street" by Dan Witz, 2010

Dan Witz: “70 commercial street”, 40″x54″, 2010, from the Mosh Pits (Human and Otherwise) series.

About the artist:

Dan Witz is one of the most prolific artists working on the streets of New York City today. With a career that dates back to the 1970s, he continues through each project to refine his technique and style, yet never loses sight of his original aesthetic and ideological goals. Acknowledged as one of the most important voices in the history of the movement by critics and peers alike, he both defines and challenges what it means to be a street artist.
Witz was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1957. He was educated at Cooper Union and Rhode Island School of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include New Works, Addict Gallery, Paris, France (2009), New Street Works, Sid Lee Collective, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009), Night Paintings, Stolenspace, London, England (2009), and In Plain View, DFN Gallery, New York, USA (2008). He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. (more over at the Carmichael Gallery)

  • See Dan Witz’s street art and paintings on his official website.
  • Dan Witz’s website also provides a list of 17 essays about his artwork.
  • Available work by Dan Witz over at the Carmichael Gallery.
  • Check out Dan Witz: In Plain View. 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise, a 216 pages monograph about Dan Witz’s artwork, published by Gingko Press:

    Dan Witz: In Plain View — 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise is the first and long overdue monograph on the work of Dan Witz. A benefit of having one of the most sustained careers in street art, if such a thing exists, is the degree of growth, freedom and experimentation that such an extended period allows. Another advantage would be the influence of the aesthetic environs within the changing cultural landscape, especially if you happen to work in New York City. (more)

  • Wikipedia‘s article about Dan Witz offers some more external links.

First spotted via Pasa la vida


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