Coming home after work one night, Ellis was robbed at the doorstep of his apartment. He vividly remembers a shadow passing over him while he was facing the door, and he turned around to a man with a two foot machete. Inspired by this incident, he became aware of every shadow he passed and began using chalk to outline them.
Ellis' distinctive (and temporary) street art has since been appearing around New York for years. This photo that was screen printed was taken in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the print was hand embellished at our booth at the 2011 NY Comic Convention.
This gold, NYCC special is in a very low edition of 25. We will however, be releasing a larger, silver edition as part of the 323East Exhibition called, "The Future Is Now," on November 5. The November exhibition will be a group show, featuring New York artists Kimyon Huggins, Ellis G and AVONE.
"Ellis Gallagher is a native New Yorker who creates chalk etchings of shadows of everyday, urban street objects. As a former graffiti writer, his work can be found in New York City and beyond, in Autograf: New York City's Graffiti Writers by Peter Sutherland (Powerhouse Books 2004), as well as in numerous newspapers, magazines, on television and in films. Currently aContemporary/Street Artist known as (C)ELLIS G.. Gallagher will publish his first book "Adhesives," the ultimate compendium of graffiti, graphic design and street art stickers with Miss Rosen Editions for Powerhouse Books." - Source: Wooster Collective
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