Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse at Museum of the City of New York, November 18, 2015 – May 1, 2016

Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis: The City is My Muse is 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.” — Museum of the City of New York

149th Street_The Bench

149th Street Grand Concourse, “The Bench”, 2010. Pencil on paper. Courtesy of the Artist

Queensboro Plaza

Queensboro Plaza, 2010. Oil, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

Cyclone Drop

Cyclone Drop, 2011. Oil, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

The 7 Yard

The 7 Yard, 2011. Oil, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

View to the Other Side

View to the Other Side, 2012. Oil, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

View From Across the Tracks

View From Across the Tracks, 2013. Oil, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

Reflections on Times Square

Reflections on Times Square #2, 2013. Spray paint on wood. Collection of the Museum of the City of New York

Giuseppi Logan

The Voyage of Giuseppe Logan, 2014. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

Eastern Parkway

Eastern Parkway, 2014. Oil, spray paint, acrylic, and wood on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

Odyssey2

The Odyssey, 2015. Oil and spray paint on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

Images courtesy Museum of the City of New York