Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse on view at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York presents Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse, a visual journey through the five boroughs as seen in the paintings of Christopher Ellis, best known by his street name, Daze, who gained notoriety and fame as a teenager painting trains in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The trail Chris Ellis blazed from subways to canvasses gives him a unique ability to bring the city, his lifelong home, to life. Ellis, as Daze, was a highlight of the City Museum’s 2014 exhibition, City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection. A work that he created on the Museum’s front terrace in 2013 was included inCity as Canvas and appears again in this exhibition. “Chris Ellis’ career exemplifies the story of our city incubating and inspiring creativity, and with this exhibition he has chosen to share his muse with the world,” said Susan Henshaw Jones,

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