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Artist Steve Powers is returning to his hometown with an ambitious new project, “Love Letter.” The series of murals covering 50 walls and rooftops will be form letter of love visible for 20 blocks on the Market-Frankford elevated train line. The message will not only come from the neighborhood but be painted by residents as […]

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Paper magazine’s Kim Hastreiter recently asked a group of artists and ad makers to fix America’s image: “How would you make people love us again? … How could you project our future to our citizens? If America had a new ad campaign, what would it look like?” The group of “visual communicators,” including Steve Powers, […]

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This past Friday, “The New Yorkers,” an exhibition of several dozen five borough based-artists opened at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Curated by Todd James, also known as REAS, the show is self-admittedly difficult to categorize: “A common denominator for the city, the artists and the works is defiance against generalizations and predictability.” In this vain, […]

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For those who can’t get served at Steve Powers’ Church of the Open Tab, this video provides a nice view of the work on display. Famed cartoonist and sign painter Justin Green, one of the artists who contributed to the production, also describes the cooperative work that went into putting 2 Fists of Iron and […]

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On Saturday, Steve Powers, the artist formerly known as ESPO, opened a solo show at White Flag Projects in St. Louis. 2 Fists of Iron and a Bottle of Beer showcases Powers’ distinct slogans and sign-painter style within a drive-through wedding chapel and custom auto graphics shop installed in the gallery. While volunteers can have […]

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Steve Powers, formerly the talented artist known as ESPO, took his Waterboard Thrill Ride from mere exhibition to carnie-styled performance art on Friday night when he and a team of lawyers mildly subjected themselves to the slow drowning technique: “In a private room at Coney Island, with an audience of artists, journalists, friends and family, […]

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The New York Post saves you a trip out to Coney Island with this video clip of Steve Powers’ Waterboard Thrill Ride. The gimmicky installation features a jerky animatronic recreation of the “enhanced interrogation” technique. |NYP via RazorApple| […]

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