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Urban Intervention Book – Dan Witz

Dan Witz is maybe one of the most powerful street artists on earth. Since the 70’s, the master of fine art and public interventions is active on the streets in New York and other US-American cities.

In 1979, he started his first large scale street art project by painting over 40 birds in lower Manhattan. In 1994, he wheat pasted about 75 black silkscreens hoodies and in did these brutal but also amazing Dark Doings installations.

These are only three stages of his 30 years street art career. You could get a broader impression by clicking through Dan’s archive or flipping through his new book, called “In Plain View — 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise”.

From the no-wave and DIY movements of New York’s Lower East Side of the 70′s, through the Reaganomics of the 80’s to the flourishing of graffiti art in the new millennium. Whether stickers or paste-up silk-screened posters, conceptual pranks and interventions, or beautiful tromp l’oeil paintings, the medium is inspired as much by the nature and subject of his art as by the mutating urban conditions in which the piece is executed. (press release)

By the way, the streetspot girls recently visited Dan Witz’s studio!

Urban Intervention Book   Dan Witz
Urban Intervention Book   Dan Witz

Via vandalog.com.

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Urban Art Core is your independent, international source for street art, graffiti and urbanism from around the world, mainly focused on stories, news and actions taking place in urban environments.

It spreads the urban Berlin voice loud and clear to metropolises far and wide and celebrates the urban arts, urban exploration movement and guerilla art interventions with news about artists, trends and exhibitions, since 2009.

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