Dan Witz, ‘Scurm (The Flash)’, 2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, PAINT (RED) Benefit Auctions
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Dan Witz

Scurm (The Flash), 2015

Oil on Canvas
15 × 19 in
38.1 × 48.3 cm
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15" x 19” Framed

  • Artist Biography:
    Dan Witz, born 1957, Chicago, IL, attended Cooper Union in …
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Dan Witz has had one of the most sustained careers of any street artist. He is perhaps known best for his witty, trompe l’oeil stickers and silkscreen paste-up posters, such as “Holes” (1996-99), a series of pieces he pasted around Brooklyn that suggested holes in their respective surfaces. In recent years Witz has turned to painting, mining the city of New York for inspiration and combining traditional and digital tools in his intensive processes. He begins with digital photographs, edits them in Photoshop, and then prints the images onto canvas as achromatic underpaintings. Like the Dutch masters, Witz then applies color with traditional glazing techniques, allowing him to create illusions of depth, form, light, and shadow, as in Big Mosh Pit (2007), for which he drew on his experiences as a musician in the 1980s for subject matter.

Dan Witz, ‘Scurm (The Flash)’, 2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, PAINT (RED) Benefit Auctions
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15" x 19” Framed

  • Artist Biography:
    Dan Witz, born 1957, Chicago, IL, attended Cooper Union in New York City’s East Village.

In 1982 he received a NEA grant and in 1992 and 2000 fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His first book, “The Birds of Manhattan” was published in 1983 by Skinny Books. …

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Dan Witz
American, b. 1957
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Dan Witz has had one of the most sustained careers of any street artist. He is perhaps known best for his witty, trompe l’oeil stickers and silkscreen paste-up posters, such as “Holes” (1996-99), a series of pieces he pasted around Brooklyn that suggested holes in their respective surfaces. In recent years Witz has turned to painting, mining the city of New York for inspiration and combining traditional and digital tools in his intensive processes. He begins with digital photographs, edits them in Photoshop, and then prints the images onto canvas as achromatic underpaintings. Like the Dutch masters, Witz then applies color with traditional glazing techniques, allowing him to create illusions of depth, form, light, and shadow, as in Big Mosh Pit (2007), for which he drew on his experiences as a musician in the 1980s for subject matter.

Dan Witz

Scurm (The Flash), 2015

Oil on Canvas
15 × 19 in
38.1 × 48.3 cm
.
Bidding closed
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