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My love, my past, my future, my infinity. You are so luminous I feel unseen in your presence. So I had these words, bigger than me, bigger than life itself, painted so you can see me as I see you: Beautiful. Every blood vessel flows with feeling for you, and this heart gets bigger by the beat. The paint will fade, these walls may crumble, but the feelings that have manifested will last forever if you say YES.
Steve Powers, excerpted from Steve Powers: A Love Letter for You.
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSSteve Powers: A Love Letter for You
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Pbk, 9.25 x 6.25 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/30/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780977652372 | $19.95
Brick Valentines on the Philly Skyline
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Graffiti artist Steve Powers started painting his "ESPO" alias across the walls and rooftops of Philadelphia in 1984, just as the city's Anti-Graffiti Network was launched. Twenty-five years later, in the summer of 2009, he returned to Philly, armed with 1,200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint and 20 of the finest spray-painters in America, to inscribe an epic love letter on the rooftops facing the Market-Frankfurt line, as a public art project. Powers consulted the community in West Philly and collaborated with The Mural Arts Program and the Pew Center, and with their help transformed this 20-block stretch of buildings into visual and architectural Valentine poems, with lines such as: "This love is real so dinner is on me" and "Knocked on your door/ legs tired back sore/ migraine for sure/ no more I swore you smile I'm cured." A Love Letter for You: Brick Valentines on the Philly Skyline documents in full color the art and the neighborhood that inspired Powers' work, and is designed as an open Valentine love letter for all to use.
Steve Powers was born and raised in Philadelphia, and then moved to New York City in 1994. After stints as publisher of On the Go magazine, author of the book The Art Of Getting Over and full-time graffiti writer, Powers opened a studio in January 1998.
Paperback, 9.25 x 6.25 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUB DATE 4/30/2010
CATALOG: FALL 2010 p. 82
ISBN 9780977652372 TRADE
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AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock
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