Dan Witz – In Plain View

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.

In his 30-year career, Dan Witz has specialized in a smaller, more intimate kind of street art. For Witz, a sense of wonder and curiosity is the key, as well as the element of discovery.

More details and images after the jump.

Strongly influenced by the changing cultural landscape of the New York City streets where he developed his craft, Witz has traveled the path from dark to light and back again. His monograph is a study in both the man and his art, with chapters chronicling the transformation from a derelict Lower East Side to a shiny new Gotham. The book is beautifully illustrated in 250 color photographs and narrated through an interview with the Wooster Collective.

About the Author

Dan Witz, born in Chicago, IL in 1957, received his BFA from Cooper Union in New York. In the late 70 s he moved to New York s East Village. Witz became an independent artistic voice in Lower Manhattan. Solo exhibitions include DFN Gallery, New York (2003) and Clementine Gallery, New York (1998). Group exhibitions include Public Domain, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago (2003); Buying Time: Nourishing Excellence, Sotheby s New York (2001); and Fifteen, NYFA Fellows at Deutsche Bank, New York (1999).

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Gingko Press; First edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584233044
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584233046
  • Available Here

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