signed, titled and dated Oct 88 on the reverse mixed media on canvas, in 4 parts
(i) & (ii) 45 1/4 by 37 5/8 in. 115 by 95.5 cm.
(iii) & (iv) 13 by 10 1/4 in. 33 by 26 cm.
Chris "Daze" Ellis describes himself as belonging to the second generation of New York street artists, recognising the strong influence of his predecessors including Phase II, Taki 183, Tracy 168 and Stay High. Originally working on trains and focusing largely on the form of his 'tag', Ellis' style changed radically when he began working in a studio with oil and canvas. Experimenting with combinations of various media is an important part of the artist's practise, with spray paint still playing a vital role in many of his works. Chris "Daze" Ellis' work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of The City of New York, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and the Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Germany as well as many other important public and private collections.
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