This 11-color screenprint on 335 GSM Coventry Rag paper features one of the artist’s most recognizable images, the phrase "Everything Is Shit Except You Love" in Powers' recognizable, stylized text. The simple message, rendered in bold, playful letters on a black background has resonated with so many collectors, and the edition sold out soon after it was published back in 2012. This work has never been framed and it ships rolled in a tube.
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Signature: Signed and numbered on recto in pencil; bears Steve Powers unique hat drawing atop signature
Publisher: The Artist
About Stephen Powers
Stephen Powers was a key figure in the transition of graffiti writing into street art. He first attracted attention under the name ESPO for his tags on the streets of Philadelphia. Powers abandoned graffiti in 1999, taking enamel on metal art into the studio and creating a practice that includes sign painting. One of his hallmarks is graphic lettering, which he often incorporates into his murals around the world. These murals are like love letters to the cities in which they reside. In 2007, Powers, as a Fulbright scholar, transformed the iconography of political street murals in Dublin and Belfast into new narratives of his own making.
American, b. 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in Brooklyn, New York