Chris “Daze” Ellis “Pero - Sol” Water Color on paper. Signed and dated 1984, measures 14”x17”
Daze (b. Chris Ellis, 1962) is an American graffiti artist. Daze began writing graffiti in the New York City subway in the mid-1970s, while he was a student at the High School of Art & Design. In 1981, his work was featured in the Mudd Club group exhibition “Beyond Words,” which also included the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. The following year, he had a solo show at Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY, and has gone on to exhibit at venues such as the Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (1983); the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (1984); the Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (1992); and the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT (1995), among others. He lives and works in New York.
Selected Permanent Collections:
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
Museum of the City of New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY