The Creepy, Yet Beautiful Street Art of Dan Witz Now in L.A.
For the past two weeks, Brooklyn-based street artist Dan Witz has been in Los Angeles. And although he's put up about 20 pieces throughout Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood and West Hollywood, he's not about to give away their locations.
"He's not trying to be seen the way other street artists are," explained Seth Carmichael, co-owner of Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, where Witz' show runs through December 3rd. "For him, it's about not being seen by everybody except for those people who deserve to see it, and those who are the people he cares about."
Witz, a formal artist by day, has been doing street art for 30 years. His collection of Dark Doings, now at the gallery and on L.A.'s streets, came out of a visit last year to Amsterdam's Red Light district. The women behind the glass unnerved him a bit, but also made him realize there's dark stuff behind every surface and wall.