Lazarides – Artists – Dan Witz

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Dan Witz is a Brooklyn, New York based street artist and realist painter. Witz, consistently active since the late 1970s, is one of the pioneers of the street art movement. His motivation: “My goal is to make obvious in your face art that ninety-nine percent of the people who walk by won’t notice”. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the US and Europe.

In 2010 Witz started a new street art project, installing his imagery on highway interchanges, in heavily trafficked bottleneck locations. “The idea is that each day, thousands of people stuck in traffic, captive in their cars, roll by the pieces at two miles an hour. Almost to a person, the immediate reaction to the pieces seems to be, “WHAT THE FUCK?”, so I’m calling the series, WHAT THE F***”.

Dan Witz was born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. He lives with his wife and son in New York.

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Escape The Golden Cage is an annual art affair taking place in Vienna from 16th to the 31st May, showcasing a selection of national and international artists influenced by street art, urban art and pop art. Artists taking part this year include Lazarides Rathbone and The Outsiders London favourites Anthony Lister, Dan Witz and the one and only Mode 2. Escape The Golden Cage strives to provide a platform for creativity, artistic interaction and enthusiasm for contemporay art, as well as the awesome selecion of artwork on show there will be concerts, happenings and exclusive art dinners to whet your appitite throughout the fair period.