Dan Witz

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7 Aug 2006


Acrylic on metal door. E.4th St. btw. 2nd and Bowery. New York City. 1979.

“The Birds of Manhattan was my first long range street art project. From early spring to late fall of 1979 I painted over forty life sized hummingbirds on exterior locations throughout Lower Manhattan. Besides being an intensely gratifying experience, this piece got me my first art world exposure. In 1981 I got a N.E.A. grant (remember them?) and in 1983 a book documenting the project, “The Birds of Manhattan” was published.” – Dan Witz

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