Photos: Dan Witz in WilliamsburgJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 04 Sep 2007
Words and photography by Chris Osburn
The first graffiti that Dan Witz remembers being aware of as a child are those World War Two era "Kilroy Was Here" drawings. Still amazed by the idea that simply drawing a horizontal line can "magically create space and become the top of a wall," Dan has adapted the "Kilroy" design to suit his own urban prankster needs. By updating the basic "Kilroy" concept, Dan creates provocative, and often hilarious, street art.
On a recent outing in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, Dan allowed a few photos to be taken as he turned out a couple of his updated "Kilroys." First up was a fast and dirty "Legs" piece to get the creative juices flowing. After that, Dan continued with the more complicated work of exchanging a tired old boring "Do Not Enter" sign at a busy intersection with a more topical and interesting version. Heading back to Dan's home, we stopped to check out another of his "Do Not Enter" signs that he had placed earlier this summer.
First up was a fast and dirty "Legs" piece on a quiet Brooklyn street
Dan enhancing a "Do Not Enter" sign at a busy intersection in Williamsburg
Another of Dan's "Do Not Enter" signs that he had placed earlier this summer near the Williamsburg Bridge
More about Dan Witz at www.danwitzstreetart.com.