Artist Talk: Legendary Street Artist, Daze


Artist Talk: Legendary Street Artist, Daze

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Panelist: Daze, Street Artist

Moderator: Kathy Battista, Program Director for Masters of Contemporary Art and Summer Study Faculty, Sotheby's Institute of Art

Since the 1970’s, Daze was one of the founding generation of street artists in New York City. His work, originally shown alongside Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, is now exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. While his work is included in major public collections such as MoMA NY, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Ludwig Museum in cologne, he continues to create public murals and work in collaboration with youth groups. He is also a consultant, alongside fellow artist Crash and musician, Nas, for the series “The Get Down” on Netflix, directed by Baz Luhrmann. This talk provides a unique opportunity to hear about his acclaimed career and his reflections on New York City as a creative hub.

Founded in 1969, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the first and foremost graduate school for the study of art and its markets. With more than 6,000 alumni working internationally in art fairs, galleries, museums, auction houses, and nonprofits, the Institute’s alumni are shaping the future of the art industry. Past guest speakers at the Institute have included artists, such as: Ulay and Jaša, Dan Graham, Alexandre Singh, Glenn Ligon, Sanford Biggers, Carolee Schneemann, Dara Birnbaum, Alfredo Jaar, Ahmed Alsoudani; and art industry experts from Art Basel, Paddle8, Auctionata, Armory Show, Artsy, Whitney Museum, Swiss Institute, MoMA, and others.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York


New York


Artist talk, Daze


Contemporary Art

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Artist Talk: Legendary Street Artist, Daze