Dan Witz

Light Star Express
Posted by Angie—05/2013

The masterful paintings of American artist Dan Witz transform everyday subjects into intimate hyper-realistic depictions of the banalities of life, allowing us to suspend our disbelief long enough to enter the fascinating world of art. Rooted in New York's punk rebellion, culture jamming, and the scary urban blight since the early eighties, this Brooklynite is not only a painter and street artist, but also a musician in the 1980s. His works have been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe and the US. In Gestalten.tv's latest feature, Witz sheds a light on Bar Shrines, Lamps and Other Paintings of Light, his first solo exhibition at Gestalten Space in Berlin, and why he rather likes his spectacular street art to serve a conscious purpose than to merely brand an ego.

Beyond the Street

The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Definitive book on street art featuring 100 key figures from around the world in their own words and images.
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Urban Interventions

Personal Projects in Public Spaces
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
The first book to document the next quantum leap in artistic work now hitting public spaces.
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Walls & Frames

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Cutting-edge work that is moving from the street into galleries.
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Patrick Nguyen

The Streets Are Paved With Art
Posted by Gestalten—06/2010

Namedropping where namedropping is due: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Faile, Blu, WK Interact, Os Gemeos, Jeffrey Deitch, Jonathan LeVine, Martha Cooper, Wooster Collective, Brad Downey, Futura, Dzine and

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Shepard Fairey

Obey to the better
Posted by Ole Wagner—01/2011

Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the "Hope" campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama's supporters in 2008.

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Aaron Rose

Portrait of the Artist as a Beautiful Loser
Posted by Gestalten—10/2010

Impossible to pigeonhole, the artist, curator, writer, film director, musician, and self-declared beautiful loser Aaron Rose is one of the most inspiring characters portrayed in Gestalten's Beyond

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Julius von Bismarck

Public Image Unlimited
Posted by Gestalten—03/2010

Artist Julius von Bismarck reached infamy with his spectacular mass media weapon, The Image Fulgurator, but his objects, installations and urban interventions defy snappy simplification.

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FriendsWithYou

Fun House in Miami
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

The wonderful FriendsWithYou (aka Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III) are once again going to stimulate visitors’ inner children through interplay in Miami with Fun House, an interactive exhibition i

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Young Blood

Art and design exhibition in London
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This group show presents limited-edition works by young burgeoning artists and designers like a.o.

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Kill Pixie and Travis Louie

Exhibition in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This double feature presents works by Australian artist Kill Pixie and American painter Travis Louie.

Kill Pixie (AKA Mark Whalen) began as a graffiti artist on the streets of

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Marije Vogelzang

In the Food for Love
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

Marije Vogelzang is not a food designer. She is a Dutch product designer who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven and chose to use food as her main material because of her love for it.

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Recent Book Releases

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Designing News in the issue 219 of étapes.

The Chopper recommended on beSpoke.

The Chopper featured on NPR.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business on AIGA.

The Chopper featured on Selectism.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business reviewed on Boyscout.

Das Craft-Bier Buch featured in the 20/2014 issue of tip Berlin.

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