THE ART OF SIGN PAINTING WITH STEVE POWERS

Known in his early days as graffiti icon ESPO, Steve Powers has been a charismatic figure in both New York’s art and graffiti world throughout the past 20 years. Seen all over the streets of Philadelphia, New York, and Brooklyn, his flat top and name have been synonymous throughout these street scenes since the mid-90s. However, after ESPO’s success for several years, Steve decided to step away from the shadow lands of graffiti and establish himself as a sign painter. In this episode of Art Talk we accompany Steve to explore his new project “Love Letter to Brooklyn” in the heart of downtown at the old Macy’s parking garage. We get a behind the scenes look into his life as ESPO, how his work has developed over the years, and his life as a dad.

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Originally aired in 2010 on http://VICE.com

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