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Pop Culture
2 2016–2017 NEW RELEASES
DAZEWORLD:
The Artwork of Chris Daze Ellis
Chris Daze Ellis, Foreword by Sacha Jenkins
• A New York graffiti writer’s illustrated journey from painting trains to exhibiting in international galleries
• 250 unpublished photos of ‘70s and ‘80s graffiti and modern international murals and studio paintings
• “His oeuvre evinces rigorous experimentation underwritten by an enduring interest in urbanity.”
This is the illustrated story of New York artist Chris Daze Ellis’s successful transition from the subways to
international studios and galleries. Follow his 30+ year career from his teen years as a graffiti writer to his
current life as a professional painter, mentor, and family man. This book, with more than 250 photographs,
is a journey that tracks seminal moments in Daze’s life that shaped his art. View his aesthetic evolution,
from “Graffiti High” (New York’s High School of Art and Design) and an “unsanctioned” street art phase
to exhibitions with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Train photos from the 1970s and ’80s, a broad
representation of Daze’s studio and mural works, and personal photos guide the reader through an artistic
portfolio spanning five decades. Contributions by graffiti writer Jay “J.SON” Edlin and essayistClaire Schwartz,
and a foreword by graffiti historian and chronicler Sacha Jenkins complete this volume.
chris daze ellis
began painting the gritty New York Subways in the mid-1970s while attending the High
School of Art & Design. His work can currently be found in galleries and museums worldwide.
Size: 8 1/2
"
x 11
"
• 269 color images • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5105-1 • hard cover • $34.99
AVAILABLE NOW
UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN:
Old Skool Paintings on NYC Subway Maps
Alan Bortman
• Subway map graffiti art by the most influential artists of the movement in its prime
• 16 artists’ work, including images from more than 100 maps
• A medium that started small in the ’80s and is now growing worldwide
New York graffiti writers who cut their teeth painting trains in the ’70s and ’80s transfer Old Skool street art
to amore permanent, collectiblemedium in this book, using transit maps, instead of subway cars, as canvases.
GHOST, T-KID, QUIK, REVOLT, BLADE, SHAME125, COPE2, SKEME, and others decorated ordinary
23
× 32
MTAmaps with their personal tags and graphics—echoing the heyday of New York train graffiti.
Sixteen sections, one for each writer, feature a total of more than100 maps, as well as brief statements about
the painters’ artistic evolution and style. Like a dynamic “piece book,” or sketchbook, this collection is an
exclusive sampling of the painters’ signature strokes and tags in portable form. In fact, many of the artists
featured here have used subway-map art as a springboard from the fleeting genre of train-tagging to the
sturdier platform of the international art gallery circuit.
alanbortman
lives in the greater Boston area. He is the curator of DirtyPilot.com, an urban art and graffiti
art store featuring well-known and underground artists.
Size: 9
"
x 12
"
• 105 color photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5097-9 • hard cover • $34.99
AVAILABLE NOW
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