"New York Rooftops I," spray paint, 8 x 14 ft, 1984
       
     
Portrait of Keith
       
     
"Fish," Earls Court Road, London 1985
       
     
"New York Rooftops II," 8 x 16 ft, 1984, Damian Elwes
       
     
London, 1984
       
     
"Camden Town," 1985
       
     
"Meditation," 2018
       
     
“Graffiti House,” 2018
       
     
“Graffiti Trailer Home,” 2018
       
     
"Abstract graffiti on canvas," 2018
       
     
detail of "Graffiti House," 2018
       
     
"New York Rooftops I," spray paint, 8 x 14 ft, 1984
       
     
"New York Rooftops I," spray paint, 8 x 14 ft, 1984

In the early 1980s, Elwes lived in New York, where he was an early exponent of graffiti.

Portrait of Keith
       
     
Portrait of Keith

He became friends with Keith Haring who encouraged him to start painting.

"Fish," Earls Court Road, London 1985
       
     
"Fish," Earls Court Road, London 1985

English art dealer Robert Fraser came to New York looking for graffiti artists for the first UK exhibition of Graffiti Art.

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"New York Rooftops II," 8 x 16 ft, 1984, Damian Elwes
       
     
"New York Rooftops II," 8 x 16 ft, 1984, Damian Elwes

Fraser began to represent Elwes and exhibited his work alongside Jean Michel Basquiat’s paintings at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

London, 1984
       
     
London, 1984

Damian Elwes is represented by Modernism Inc, SAN FRANCISCO Contact: danielle@modernisminc.com

or by Serena Morton Gallery, LONDON Contact: serena@serenamorton.com

"Camden Town," 1985
       
     
"Camden Town," 1985
"Meditation," 2018
       
     
"Meditation," 2018
“Graffiti House,” 2018
       
     
“Graffiti House,” 2018

Bombay Beach Biennale

“Graffiti Trailer Home,” 2018
       
     
“Graffiti Trailer Home,” 2018

Bombay Beach Biennale

"Abstract graffiti on canvas," 2018
       
     
"Abstract graffiti on canvas," 2018
detail of "Graffiti House," 2018
       
     
detail of "Graffiti House," 2018