Doyle+Design® / Street Art - Sale 12DD02 - Lot 2034Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10am
Stephen Powers (ESPO)
American, b. 1968
Baby I'm Counting On You, 2003
Signed Stephen Powers, inscribed OH BABY WHY'D YOU LET ME DOWN, and a study of an umbrella on the reverse
Enamel on aluminum
19 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches
Deitch Projects, New York
Philadelphia born Stephen Powers formerly created graffiti under the moniker ESPO, but has subsequently matured into a Fulbright Scholar winning fine artist, with his work appearing at Biennales in Venice and Liverpool, as well as galleries such as Deitch Projects and the Joshua Liner Gallery. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are a few of many to cover his stunning "Love Letter To You" project, in which he worked with the city of Philadelphia as well as the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to create a series of 50 murals gracing walls alongside the elevated train on Market Street in Philadelphia. More recently, again working closely with city officials, covered the entire parking garage at the venerable Macy's Department store in downtown Brooklyn with his signature style: part muralist, part sign maker.
Overall good condition.
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