News Tagged: Steve Powers

  • 12ozProphet Forum Shot of the Day: Amaze, Toper, Rime, and Espo Throwback

    This is such an awesome flick from about 10 years ago with fill-ins by some of the best, Amaze, Toper, Rime, and Espo. Everything about this photo is awesome. It's cool seeing Rime's old KCW style and Espo in his street bombing days.

    ©12ozProphet - Friday February 10, 2012

  • Photo: Classic ESPO Gates from the Writers Forum

    Before Stephen Powers became a household name, he painted his moniker ESPO on gates all over the city. Under the guise of graffiti removal, ESPO painted over bombed storefront gates, often in the middle of daytime and always documented them with before and after photographs. And god forbid he got stopped by the police, he would tell them the...

    ©12ozProphet - Monday February 06, 2012

  • Capital New York: Steve Powers' Post Graffiti

    Steve "Espo" Powers is a man of the streets, to say the least. After over 20+ in the NYC graffiti game, in recent years Powers has focused his talents towards a larger scale. With projects like his "Love Letter To Brooklyn" and his "Train to Always"; Steve Powers' murals have brought a new life to desolate, industrial corners of the 5 boroughs....

    ©12ozProphet - Friday January 13, 2012

  • Photo: Espo's Train to Always Mural

    Steve "Espo" Powers latest mural popped up in Brooklyn this week, entitled "Train To Always". The imaginary train map makes stops at "Hope" and "Seek", as well as less desirable destinations like "Lonely", "Waiting", and "Maybe". No matter where you get off at, make sure to thank Espo for the ride!

    ©12ozProphet - Thursday January 05, 2012

  • Video: ICY Signs - Everything Must Go

    In a throwback to the days of Crazy Eddie's, Ari, excuse me, Gary "the guy who's got that," is selling all the work at the ICY Signs shop for "rock-bottom prices." They've got 5,400 sq. ft. of blue chip art at corn chip prices. Head to ICY Signs at 200 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn for your chance to bring home a masterpiece on the...

    ©12ozProphet - Thursday December 15, 2011

  • Recap: Livingston Street Market

    This weekend Steve Powers and Todd James' Livingston Street Market opened in Brooklyn, the redux version of the seminal exhibition Street Market, first exhibited in 2000. Scroll through the photos after the jump to enjoy the creativity and wit we've come to expect for these two brilliant artists.

    ©12ozProphet - Monday November 21, 2011

  • Throwback Thursday: Street Market at Deitch Projects 2000

    In anticipation of Stephen Powers and Todd James' Livingston Street Market opening this weekend we took a look back at the original Street Market exhibition that put Deitch Projects on the map back in 2000.

    ©12ozProphet - Thursday November 17, 2011

  • Interview: Stephen Powers Talks to Vice

    The latest video on Vice's Art Talk series features Stephen Powers, the artist formerly known as ESPO. The video is really well done, interesting and worth watching. He talks about his influences behind his recent Love Letter to Brooklyn mural project, why he hates the phrase graffiti artist, and why his studio is filled with yellow...

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday November 15, 2011

  • Recap: Aidan Has A Posse Benefit Art Auction at Wooster Street Social Club

    On Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 2011 a major art benefit went down in lower Manhattan at the Wooster Street Social Club to help raise money for the financial burden of the Seeger Family of Brooklyn. If you are not familiar with the story behind the inception of Aidan Has a Posse, it is catch phrase that was created to show support of Aidan Jack Seeger, a...

    ©12ozProphet - Thursday November 10, 2011

  • Video: Love Letter to Brooklyn Slideshow

    Steve Powers' Love Letter to Brooklyn is a large-scale mural project in Downtown Brooklyn. This slideshow by Chino shows some behind the scenes shots of the murals being painted as well as documentation of the final artwork.

    ©12ozProphet - Wednesday November 02, 2011

  • Chino Shares His Photos and Thoughts on Steve Powers' Love Letter To...

    For the public art project, Love Letter To Brooklyn, Steve Powers found inspiration in the life story of graffiti writer, author, and 12ozProphet blogger Chino, who grew up blocks away from where the murals were painted in Downtown Brooklyn. Chino shares his photos and thoughts on the project.

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday November 01, 2011

  • New Yorker's Eye On Culture Spotlights Steve Powers's Love Letter To...

    On the New Yorker's Photo Booth Blog today they feature photographs by Gus Powell capturing Steve Powers (aka ESPO) in action as he paints his Love Letter to Brooklyn series over the Fulton Mall Streets of Brooklyn. Scroll down to check out a couple of the flix and click here to view the whole story on the New Yorker website.

    ©12ozProphet - Monday October 10, 2011