Looks like Steve “ESPO” Power’s “A Love Letter For You” crew has been working hard beautifying West Philadelphia in time for Xmas. With the last several murals (48th, 49th, and 50th) finished during a blizzard, the impressive project is completed, but hopefully the artwork will continue to remind the City of Brotherly Love of their namesake for many years to come. More images after the jump…
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AM visited Steve “ESPO” Powers on the opening day of his “This Woman’s Work” show (previewed) at White Walls in San Francisco. ESPO held back no punches as he furiously assembled, painted and tagged an entire show in just a few days. After recently completing his Philadelphia Love Letter Project, it came as a pleasant surprise to see ESPO getting back to his early roots with hundreds, if not thousands, of tags and throw-ups covering almost all indoor wall surfaces. An installation of a hundred […]
Up now on POW, a beautiful new print by Steve “ESPO” Powers entitled “New York.” Here are the details: Four color screenprint on heavyweight archival paper 25″ x 25″ Edition of 125 Signed and numbered by the artist Â£205.00 (approximately $350) Update: Not surprisingly, it looks like this print is almost sold out.
Coming November 14th to San Francisco’s White Walls Gallery, Steve “ESPO” Powers will be presenting a new body of art, entitled “This Woman’s Work”. Comprising of enamel and aluminum on backlit shadow boxes, “This Women’s Work” looks like it might be in a similar vein to his last show, “Two Fists of Iron and a Bottle of Beer” (previewed). Fresh off his Love Letter Project, expect the Exterior Surface Painting Outreach to bring his unique brand of typography, wit and social compassion to the Bay […]
Steve Powers, Greg Gossel (interviewed) and Greg Lamarche gave our neighbors up North a taste of their respective typographical style, comic book and pop culture inspired imagery and a bit of NYC graffiti meets fine art, with their group show “Get Over It” at Toronto’s Show & Tell Gallery. With a strong body of work from all three artists, this show pleased old fans andÂ undoubtedlyÂ resulted in creating some new ones as well. See all the photos from the opening after the jump.
Early this morning, AM got the following somewhat cryptic email from Steve “ESPO” Powers: I’m here to take you to church. Our service starts on Saturday April 25th at 8. no need to byob, our pour box is stocked with unholy water. The Church of The Open Tab is at 4568 Manchester Avenue (aka White Flag Projects) in the home of the Clydesdales, St. Louis. To open a tab or consume more, just reply. CHEERS.
Last night, Phillips De Pury in New York City held a special preview of the lots from their Saturday sale coming up this weekend. AM loves Saturday @ Phillips because of its increased accessibility compared with other higher-end contemporary auctions, which are typically held on mid-week afternoons and evenings, making them difficult for most working people to attend. In addition, Phillips Saturday sales are known for a wide range of items, including a great selection of urban, street and other emerging art, as well as […]
“But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.” – Molly Haskell Before heading off to enjoy your Valentine’s Day festivities, take a moment to get into the spirit of love with some art centered around this day of expression, after the jump.