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In the late 1970s, Dan Witz began painting hummingbirds on walls around downtown Manhattan. The work — created illegally, with acrylic paint and brushes — so predated any notion of “street art” that the term hadn’t even been codified yet. It was years before artists like Keith Haring would attract a mainstream audience to the […]

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Brooklyn-based street artist Dan Witz recently hit the streets of London, leaving behind a series of haunting faces appearing subtly in doorways and windows, as per his signature style. Brooklyn Street Art has a few fresh images direct from the artist, bringing to mind Witz’s recent collaboration with Amnesty International. The project Action Walls portrayed eight detainees […]

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Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz’s new show opened last night, so you can go and get a close up gander at those hyperreal paintings of mosh pits, yuppie swarms and rat herds. Also on view: new trompe l’oeil portraits of friends – gagged, masked and cellphone screen illuminated chiaroscuro-style. […]

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The Dan Witz art book “IN PLAIN VIEW: 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise” is finally coming out. To celebrate, the artist will be signing… nay… hand-painting the linen covers of 120 10 of 120 limited edition copies at Clic Gallery on Nov. 22. Spanning three decades of NYC street mischief, from hummingbird block […]

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Really. It is. Urban prankster and trompe-l’œil street artist and Dan Witz has been adding more hyper-real paintings to his mosh pit series. It’s all concert crowds, punks, suits, dogs and rats a-swarming all over each other. Check ’em out below and see Gen X run-off and Yankee caps get swallowed into big mangled masses […]

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Next week, trompe-l’œil street artist Dan Witz will open a solo show of his sad summer series, “Dark Doings.” Featuring sinister images of animals and people trapped behind closed doors, the fuax-window installations are the New York-based artist’s latest attempt “to make obvious in your face art that ninety-nine percent of the people who walk […]

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Tomorrow night, Jonathan Levine Gallery hosts a round of “Beach Blanket Bingo” in Chelsea. The summer mixer/group show features the works of more than 30 artists, a mix of locals, out-of-towners, new jacks and gallery alumni including BAST, Andrew Foster, AJ Fosik, Dan Witz, Elbow Toe, Korin Faught, Skinner, Ron English, Anthony Lister and Natalia […]

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The trompe-l’Å“il installations from street artist Dan Witz have taken a sinisiter turn as of late. His latest work features bound and gagged figures as well as dangerous jungle animals behind faux-window constructions quietly installed in public doorways. Until you take a close look, you might never notice the “Dark Doings” behind closed doors. […]

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