Anatomy: Eric Haze

Anatomy: Eric Haze

Library Street Collective is pleased to announce our latest iteration of Anatomy with Eric Haze, launching June 8th, 2023. Anatomy: Eric Haze will provide a glimpse into Haze's background and process through a multimedia tour including video, audio clips and imagery, as well as conversations with Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York Sean Corcoran, Painter Sam Friedman and Art Critic and Historian Barry Schwabsky.

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Eric Haze

Electric City, 2023
Acrylic on canvas
42h x 66w in

Born and bred in New York City, Haze has been influential in the worlds of graffiti, contemporary art and graphic design for over four decades. After making his initial mark as a pioneer of graffiti’s rise above ground in the 1970s and 80s, Haze made a career out of pushing creative boundaries in a number of mediums, soon emerging as the premier graphic designer of the exploding Hip-Hop movement.

The new millennium has seen the artist make a serious return and commitment to painting and drawing. Working within the realm of figuration, his Night Moves and De Kooning series, both executed in his signature gray-scale color palette to reflect an interest in architecture and design, honor the environment and people that have shaped Haze's identity, ultimately memorializing a small slice of collective consciousness through impressions of personal experience. Working in various styles from landscape to portraiture, Haze's practice is rooted in a deep passion for his subject, and echoes the prism of memory through an organic approach to linework.

With my latest, figurative work, I want to put my fingerprints on the world. I want to interact with people and environments in ways that are not uniquely about me… I [want to] articulate the commonality of experience as opposed to articulating my [singular] vision of the world.

— Eric Haze

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