Surf Craft: Benefit & Auction Now Live!

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Surf Craft is now live and ready for bids! From now until July 29, 15 hand-painted surfboards will be available for auction at Paddle8, with all proceeds going to Waves For Water and their ongoing project to bring clean drinking water to places in need around the world. Bid on Swoon, Chris Johansom, Alicia McCarthy, Mary Iverson, Grotesk, West Rubinstein, Logan Hicks, Dan Witz, Beau Stanton, David Arquette, Zio Ziegler, Kevin Earl Taylor, Daryll Peirce, Ty Williams, and Brett Amory (Brett;s board will be available to bid on Friday). 

Surf Craft: Benefit & Auction for Waves for Water, July 17 @ Chandran Gallery, SF (Online Auction Live Now!)

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 13, 2015
On July 17, 2015, Juxtapoz once again teams up with UNIV, T.F.R. Gallery and Chandran Gallery for the second in what will become an annual Surf Craft benefit auction, held at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryll Peirce, Beau Stanton and Ty WIlliams to contribute original work on surfboards to be exhibited at the gallery with a live auction on Paddle8 in conjunction with the show. The online auction on Paddle8 is running now through July 29, 2015.

Dan Witz Teams up with PETA for D.C. Installations

Street Art // Friday, June 26, 2015
December, 2013 Juxtapoz cover artist Dan Witz is yet again teaming up with PETA for a series of installations in Washington DC to draw attention to the plight of baby monkeys subjected to cruel psychological experiments at NIH. If you look closely at the next metro stop, you may spot a tiny, mournful face peering from behind prison bars, hands reaching towards freedom...

In the Magazine: Dan Witz

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
The first time I actually met Dan Witz was on a ferry boat ride touring the magnificent fjords of western Norway. At the time, like most people interested in the broader emerging art world, I knew of Witz as the Brooklyn-based painter who created an indelible series of mosh pit paintings...

January 2015 Issue Preview w/ Dan Witz, Ryan McGinness, Kazu and More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to both kick off the 2015 year with a cover story on Brooklyn-based fine artist Dan Witz in our print edition. But we are even more proud that it will be released at our booth at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach and on shelves around the world during the holiday shopping rush. Witz is overdue for the cover, with his mosh pit paintings and unique street art being enjoyed by collectors and readers for over two decades. 

Greetings from New York City: Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Berlin

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 24, 2014
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Greetings from New York City: Jonathan LeVine Gallery Visits Berlin, a group exhibition presented in association with Urban Nation as part of their ongoing series, Project M. Urban Nation will be the first museum worldwide to exclusively collect and exhibit contemporary graffiti and street art. In anticipation of the museum opening, the organization has invited internationally acclaimed artists and curators to be a part of Project M, an ongoing art initiative with the goal of promoting community and creative exchange. The three aspects of Project M include a group exhibition, a mural and ten paintings placed in the window panels of the institution.

Dan Witz "NY Hardcore" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Tomorrow Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be presenting NY Hardcore, recent works by Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz in what will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery, accompanied by a printed catalog. With a career spanning over thirty years, Dan Witz is known for his tromp l’oeil street interventions and extensive studio practice. Applying old master painting techniques in the manner of Bosch or Brueghel to his works on canvas, the artist depicts hyper-realistic figurative imagery in portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Dan Witz's Mosh Pit Paintings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Dan Witz is a unique artist in that both his work outside and inside translate very well, often being difficult for many artists. His photo-realistic paintings often have his audience questioning and second-guessing. Born in Chicago, Witz has been exhibiting his paintings for the better part of two decades.The following are few selections from his series “Mosh Pits.”

Video: Dan Witz for Amnesty International

Street Art // Sunday, March 31, 2013
Spiffy Films presents “Wailing Walls”, a collaborative project between street artist, Dan Witz and Frankfurts’ Leo Burnett Agency in a campaign for Amnesty International. Filmed on location in Frankfurt, Germany.

Opening: Dan Witz "Prisoners 2012-13" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
As we reported yesterday on the site, NYC-based Dan Witz, who has been a pillar of street art over the past 30 years, just opened a brand new exhibtion, Prisoners 2012-13 at Lazarides in London. Witz' debut at Lazarides features his paintings from both his Prisoner and now signature Mosh Pit series. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, took photos at the opening last night in London. The gallery noted that Witz has been dispersing his unique stamp on the streets of London by painting one of his prisoners' image onto phone boxes.
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