In Plain View - 30 years of artwork Illegal and otherwise is the first and long overdue monograph on the work of Dan Witz. One of the benefits of having one of the most sustained careers in street art, if such a thing exists, is the degree of growth, freedom and experimentation that such anextended period allows. Another advantage would be the influence of the aesthetic environs within the changing cultural landscape, especially if you happen to work in New York City. From the no-wave and DIY movements of New York's Lower Eastside of the 70's, through the reaganomics of the 80's to the flourishing of graffiti art in the new millennium. Whether stickers or paste-up silk-screened posters, conceptual pranks and interventions, or beautiful tromp l'oeil paintings, the medium is inspired as much by the nature and subject of his art as by the mutating urban conditions in which the piece is executed. Besides obvious craftsmanship, the artwork of Dan Witz evinces a rigorous conceptual framework that allows for dialogue with graffiti and street art which dominates the urban environment, while retaining clear and open lines with the canon of art history.