My writing desk is on N11th and for the last few weeks I’ve really been enjoying the Dan Witz on my street. It was from his new Ugly New Buildings series and it was perfectly suited to hang beside an industrial seeming door.
Today, as Veken and I walked by we toyed with the idea of removing it but the prospect of damaging the piece was to much to bear–well, that and we didn’t want to rob the street of Witz’s brand of hyper-realist humor.
Later in the day, we noticed it was gone (before & after).
Did someone snatch it? Did the building owner gets peeved and yank it off? Either way it pisses me off. Though on Flickr there appears to be a niche market for “Dan Witz ghosts“….who knew?
Then there’s the Jason Eisner (gallery-gone-street) work on Bedford and & N4th. Within a few weeks it’s practically been buried under flyers and posters. How do we make Williamsburg more street art friendly?
The scene on April 20
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