Artworks by David Bates, Jr. at

David Bates, Jr. creates video portraits of celebrities, artists and people, as well as on-the-scene and composed video works. He began shooting with video cams in the mid 90s, and has made over 500 videos. His work has been exhibited internationally in public space and cultural centers, among his best known composed video works is Bjork & Ryoji Ikeda in Times Square.

Bates has attracted press for his range of work in arts, contemporary culture, and artistic spin in commercial projects. His work was discovered by the publication founded by Andy Warhol – Interview Magazine, who gave him the Award for Making People Talk – “his charmingly raw documentary-style shorts and off-the-cuff interviews with the likes of Christian Slater and Robert Wilson got the blogosphere – and the entertainment industry – buzzing.”

His artwork has been exhibited with Streaming Museum in public spaces and cultural centers on 7 continents, including Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Kvinesdal, Bucharest, Johannesburg, Antarctica, Toronto, São Paulo, Split, Melbourne, Sydney, New York City, 23 BBC screens across the UK, and other cities; the website and social media.

Commercial clients include: IBM, W Magazine, Starburst Candy, MTV, Capital One, Acura, MSN, Puma, Jet Blue, K*Swiss & other industry leaders.

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Featured press:
Nowness / Richard Branson Blog /
 Ad Age / TV Week / NY Post / MoMA Talks Wall Street Journal / BBC News Huffington Post / Gothamist (2) TMZ / USA Today / Flavorpill / Billboard / Access Hollywood / VideoStatic & more.