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.
From Lazarides: In those works from his Mosh Pit series, figures intertwine and climb over one another with the pressure, pain and joy expressed at different stages of the mosh. For the adjacent Prisoners, Witz partnered with Amnesty International – the world's largest human rights organization – to gain access to individuals who are subjects of their campaign for rights awareness. As a symbolic reference to their real-life struggles, each of these imprisoned individuals is portrayed with few clothes, masked or with their hands tied.
25th January 2013 - 23rd February 2013