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09.23.12 Bucky Turco

Today, Los Angeles-based aerosol artist SABER launched an “aerial graffiti” campaign above New York City against presidential candidate Mitt Romney who pledged to eliminate government subsidies for the National Endowment for the Arts and other cultural programs should he be elected. Dubbed #DefendtheArts, SABER hired five skywriting planes — a medium he has successfully used […]

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11.28.11 Marina Galperina

Deep in an undisclosed location below the streets of Paris, the Underbelly Project lives again. Since Brooklyn’s temporarily secret guerrilla art gallery saw 100 graffiti and street artists, the French edition’s crew has been downsized to ten (FUTURA, SABER, more) plus a small flock of photographers and organizers. […]

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10.10.11 Marina Galperina

California-based graffiti artist SABER has come out to support Occupy Los Angeles over the weekend. Split, these are 64 protest signs: “Fox News is Poison,” “Bail Out Skid Row” and more. Together, it’s a giant, 30ft American flag. The massive Occupy Wall Street solidarity camp out in front of City Call is steadily growing. Meanwhile, […]

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09.19.11 Bucky Turco

SABER, a California-based graffiti artist, dispatched skywriting planes over Downtown Los Angeles earlier today to challenge the city’s controversial moratorium on murals. New laws that were meant to curb the proliferation of advertisements and signage, have instead been used by officials to basically make it illegal for artists to paint large scale works, specifically if […]

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05.03.11 Marina Galperina

When SABER first manipulated the American flag to make a viral video in support of health care reform last year, he unleashed a storm of conservative media wrath about how he was desecrating the flag, Jesus, puppies and everything good and American. True story. So, here are some more flags below from his Tarnished series, […]

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09.14.09 Will Sherman

SABER hasn’t said much publicly since the federally-funded attack on his LA River mural, until now. After spying on the whitewashing work from afar, the Los Angeles-based graffiti writer actually felt “a calming sense of accomplishment” and went home and made some prints to sell you, saying “After I got back home from the river […]

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09.08.09 Will Sherman

It turns out that SABER’s giant LA River piece was whitewashed with nearly a million dollars of economic stimulus funding. Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, BJD Resourcing was awarded an $837,000 contract to clean up graffiti along Los Angeles’ drains and ditches. While touting the creation of eight new jobs, the US […]

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09.04.09 Will Sherman

SABER’s massive LA River piece, one of the biggest illegal roller paintings in the world, is gone. Allegedly taking a year and a half to complete, the MSK graffiti writer’s masterpiece has been painted white in a fraction of the time. Jump for the legendary painting in its original unfaded glory. |Known Gallery| […]

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