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Films: Steve “ESPO” Powers – “A Love Letter for You”

Happy Valentine’s Day art lovers. Here’s a post perfect for today. Last week, we were lucky enough to attend a rare screening of Steve Powers movie entitled A Love Letter for You, which is about the amazing mural project of the same name that Powers completed last year along the elevated train line in West Philadelphia (c0vered). Going in, we had expected the film—directed by Joey Garfield—to be a straight documentary about how the large-scale public art project consisting of over 50 buildings was conceived […]

Releases: Steve Powers (ESPO) – “You and Me” Print

Street art icon and Fullbright Scholar, Steve “ESPO” Powers, who made waves last year with his A Love Letter For You urban revitalization and documentary film project (see trailer here), has released a new print with with Exhibition A today. Produced in an edition of 100, “You and Me” provides the perfect representation of ESPO’s work, with clever word play, tight typographic elements and simple imagery. The 12″ x 12″ canvas print is priced at $200 and is available for sale here! Discuss ESPO here.

Releases: ESPO “Superfeen” print

We just came across Stephen Powers aka ESPO’s updated website, First and Fifteenth, this morning and saw that there is a host of back catalog goodness available, such as this ‘Superfeen‘ screenprint on plastic from 2002. They come from an edition of 300, but we assumed they were long sold out. Grab one now, as it looks as ESPO is signing each one with a punchline to the storyboard and a hand drawn image of everyone’s favorite weakest super-hero. The wonderful ‘Handy Signs’ print is […]

Overtime: October 10 – October 16

Barbara Kruger provides artwork for the Nov. issue of W Magazine. Peregine Honig, from Bravo’s Work of Art S1, recently opened Loser @ Dwight Hacket Projects. Demi Moore has made some pretty smart art investing decisions. Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips, screenprints using own blood. Simpsons executive producer, Al Jean, talks about infamous Banksy opening sequence. $300 Million “Michaelangelo Painting” found behind sofa in Bufallo, NY. David Choe talks about “what is hell“… Steve Powers (ESPO) talks with Butterfly about the Moniker […]

Events: “Stickers – Stuck-Up Piece of Crap” Release Party

AM was living large at the exclusive release party for “Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap,” an amazing book just published by Rizzoli chronicling stickers in contemporary music, design and art. The passion-project of DB Burkeman – drum and bass DJ and jack-of-all-trades, “Stickers” contains images of approximately 4,000 pieces from Barry McGee, Kaws, ESPO, Neckface, Shepard Fairey and many many more. For a lot more background and info about the book, check out this extensive interview with DB by our friends at The Art Collectors. […]

Setup: Moniker Art Fair – London 2010

We’re in London excited for the upcoming Moniker Art Fair on October 14th-17th (coinciding with Frieze Art Fair). It looks to be a rad event with many of the galleries that you’ve come to love on AM exhibiting like New Image Art, Carmichael Gallery, Black Rat Projects, CampBarbossa, Galleria Patricia Armocida and Anonymous Gallery. We caught the setup as the crews are busy setting up site specific installations. Steve “ESPO” Powers & Faith47 were on hand to create gorgeous murals on the outside of the […]

Video: Steve “ESPO” Powers – Love Letter to Syracuse

Building on the amazing success of his Love Letter project in Philadelphia (covered), Steve “ESPO” Powers and his sign-painting crew recently went upstate to the “Rust-Belt” city of Syracuse, New York, to transform the train bridges that divide the town’s poor Near West Side from the rest of downtown to display beautiful and inspirational messages of love from Syracuse to Syracuse. Powers, as seen in the above video, worked with local art groups and talked to people in the community to develop the words used […]

Openings: 10 Years of Fecal Face @ The Luggage Store

Last Friday, San Francisco celebrated an amazing ten year run for Fecal Face, source of all art in the Bay Area. The ten year anniversary show held at The Luggage Store included many of the artists that have been featured on their website of which AM’s readers are sure to be familiar with as well. Take a look at all the great pieces in the show after the jump (including this Mars-1 piece seen above)…

Releases: Steve Powers and Chiho Aoshima for Absolut Vodka

Our friends at the art collectors have posted some info and images of an interesting collaboration between Absolut Vodka and two of our favorite artists, Steve Powers (featured) and Chiho Aoshima. Each artist has designed two drink pitchers to accompany bottles of the Swedish beverage, released in different sizes depending on country. Absolut has a long history of collaborating with many artists in the past such as Warhol, Haring, and more recently – Asbestos. Check out an animated video and additional images of the Aoshima […]

Giveaway: “Beyond the Street: The 100 Most Important Figures in Urban Art”

We brought you some news last week of the impending book release and launch parties in London and New York that publisher Gestalten is planning for “Beyond the Street: The 100 Most Important Figures in Urban Art”, and now some further details have been released regarding the London launch party co-hosted by Gestalten and Simon de Pury. The May 7th event runs from 6pm until 9pm at Philips de Pury, Howick Place, London SW1 1BB. The reception is open to all, but see the flyer […]
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