Amazing piece (and special price) in our Holiday sale. This is the Steve Powers (aka ESPO) print published as part of the Beautiful Losers Portfolio. It includes all the trademark characteristics of the artist's work, but importantly, each print includes hand drawn elements unique to each print. Look at the second image to see the hand drawn elements in this particular example.
Powers's alias, ESPO (Exterior Surface Painting Outreach), won him notoriety not only in the graffiti world, but also helped establish him in the contemporary art world as well. After establishing himself as a publisher for On the Go Magazine and the author of several books (The Art of Getting Over, First and Fifteenth, and Studio Gangster), Powers began showing work in notable galleries such as New York City's Deitch Projects. Powers has exhibited globally in galleries and museums and has been the recipient of numerous public commissions and awards including the Fulbright Prize. Powers' public commissions include six months in Ireland, creating public artwork with the help of local teenagers from troubled areas in Dublin and Belfast. In 2001, Powers, along with Barry McGee and Todd James were selected to represent the United States in the Venice Biennale. In 2008, Powers returned to Coney Island, where he installed the Coney Island Waterboarding Thrill Ride. In the summer of 2009, Powers embarked on his Love Letter project. Powers' artwork have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Juxtapoz, and Artforum.
Untitled (Next door...), 2006
Silkscreen on paper
16 x 20 inches
Edition of 200
Signed and numbered by the artist
*Each print features unique hand drawn elements
Published on the occasion of the exhibit “Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture”, 2004-2009
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