Philadelphia native, Steve (ESPO) Powers arrived in New York in the early 90 s, immersing himself in the city s vibrant Graffiti scene and quickly developing a unique, conceptually driven style all his own. By the end of the decade he started his own studio practice and launched a distinguished career both as a fine artist and a commercial illustrator. With the publication of Steve Powers Is A Studio Gangster, Powers records 5 years of paintings that distill the complete range of human emotion into readily recalled and related memes. These visual archetypes are aptly described by Powers as a synthesis of word and image to create a new emotional revelation . This book is published on the occasion of his Fall 2007 exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art entitled. Powers is a 2008 Fulbright scholar and has shown at Deitch Projects, the 49th Bienalle, the Luggage Store and the Liverpool Biannual in 2004
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I've seen Steve Powers work in highbrow galleries and at Coney Island, in books and on a raincoat. I think I saw some in a deli once. What can I say? He brings the cosmic Zen koan to the pawnshop, the Sermon on the Mount to the gas station and the Ten Commandments with better lettering. This is really beautiful stuff. --David Byrne
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Book Description Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, in association with Gingko Press Inc., Corte Madera, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. In English. 112 pp. with 117 color ills. 26 x 26 cm. Accompanied an exhibition titled "Steve Powers: The Magic Word.". Bookseller Inventory # 69058-1
Book Description Gingko Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111584232870
Book Description Gingko Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1584232870