Beyond the Streets

Eric Haze

New York City

Born and bred in New York City, Eric Haze has contributed to the worlds of graffiti, contemporary art and graphic design for over four decades. As a founding member of the influential New York City graffiti collective The Soul Artists, Haze first exhibited work in 1974, going on to exhibit paintings and drawings alongside close friends such as Keith Haring and Jean Michael Basquiat in the early 1980’s. After shifting his focus from galleries to the graphic arts in the mid 80’s, Haze then emerged as the premier graphic designer of the exploding hip-hop movement, creating iconic logos and album covers as art director for some of the most influential and historical names in the genre.