"City AS cANVAS," Crash x DAZE, 2022

"City as Canvas," Crash x Daze, 2022

Silkscreen on 320 gram Coventry Rag paper with hand deckled edges

Image Size: 11" x 42"

Paper Size: 17" x 48"

An edition of 199 + 10 APs + 10 PPs + 20 Foundation Proofs

Signed & Numbered in Pencil by Artist with Certificate of Authenticity 

Printed by Gary Lichtenstein Editions

Published and Shipped by WCC Editions

Mural Creation Year: 2013

Price: $1200.00 USD

Celebrating 10 years!

10th Anniversary Collectors Set

Limited to 20 complete sets at this special price!

Signed & Numbered in Pencil by the Artist with Certificate of Authenticity 

Each set will have corresponding numbered editions

Printed by Gary Lichtenstein Editions

Published and Shipped by WCC Editions

Price: $3,500.00 USD

About John "CRASH" Matos

Born John Matos in 1961, CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13 he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and, shortly thereafter, he began bombing. Matos took the name, “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school and it wasn’t long before that name began appearing on trains running throughout New York City. In 1989 CRASH began transitioning from train yards to galleries and, as a result, he curated the ground-breaking exhibition, “Graffiti Art Success for America” at Fashion MODA which launched the graffiti movement that has remained active through today. As CRASH’s career took off, he was immediately popular in the United States and in Europe. Asia was soon to follow. CRASH’s artwork has been exhibited and collected by numerous galleries and museums around the world. His iconic imagery has also inspired a number of corporate partnerships with companies including Absolut Vodka, Fender Guitars, SoBella Handbags, Levi’s, Tumi and Morphik. CRASH is the co-owner of WALLWORKS NEW YORK, a contemporary art gallery based in the Bronx and Wallworks TWO, a locally driven retail boutique. 

About Chris "DAZE" Ellis

Chris “DAZE” Ellis was born in 1962 in New York City. He began his prolific career painting NYC subway cars in 1976 while attending The High School of Art and Design and he remains one of the few artists of his generation who made the successful transition from the subways to the studio. Ellis’ first group show was the seminal “Beyond Words” at the Mudd Club in 1981and shortly thereafter, his first solo exhibition was held at Fashion Moda, an influential alternative art space in the South Bronx. One year later, the Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Germany acquired the first of several paintings for its permanent collection. 

 

Other, notable solo exhibitions include Sidney Janis Gallery, NYC (1984), Galleria del Palazzo, Florence, Italy (1988), Palais du Lichtenstein, Feldkirch, Austria (1999), Musee d’art Moderne, Nice, France (1999), Fortune Cookie Projects, Singapore (2010), Addison Gallery of American Art at The Phillips Academy, Andover, Massahusetts (2014), The Museum of the City of New York, NYC (2014), The Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion at Columbia University (2018) and PPOW Gallery, NYC (2018). 

 

Public art projects include a mural for The Star Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong (1992), a collaborative design with Lee and CRASH for an entire train station in Hanover, Germany (1995), a mural for the Dreamland Social Club, Creative Time (2004) and a mural for the law firm, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steven & Hamilton, Washington DC (2018). In 2017 Ellis was the art consultant for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series, “The Get Down.” 

 

Since 1994 Ellis has had multiple opportunities to collaborate with students. He has worked in various communities in New York, Seoul, Korea, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Palaia, Italy, Port au Prince, Haiti and Andover, Massachusetts. He is a regular contributor to the Leap Arts Program and Thrive Collective in New York. 

 

Ellis’ work has been placed in the permanent collections of many major museums including The Whitney Museum, NYC, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Museum of the City of New York, The Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven and Addison Museum of American Art at the Phillips Academy, Andover. 

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About GLE and WCC Editions

Gary Lichtenstein Editions is a publisher and printer of fine art silkscreen editions and multiples. Over the course of his remarkable 45-year career, Gary Lichtenstein has collaborated with a wide variety of different artists including Cey Adams, Charlie Ahearn, Doug Argue, Janette Beckman, Joanne Greenbaum, Jane Dickson, Oasa DuVerney, Bob Gruen, Charles Hinman, Alfred Leslie, Eric Orr, James Prosek, Shelter Serra and Jessica Stockholder. He has printed for industry legends including Marina Abramovic, Robert Cottingham, Robert Indiana and Ken Price. 

 

WCC Editions is the publishing arm of West Chelsea Contemporary, a world-class gallery that focuses on 20th century and contemporary art predominantly in American, Asian and European post-war movements. With locations in Austin and New York City, West Chelsea Contemporary is a champion of street art and its storied history. 

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