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Steve Powers

I Like Having Stuff, 2000

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Lot 13
Enamel on aluminum
10.0 x 8.0 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Signed and dated on verso


This work ships from the United States


Steve Powers told the New York Times that he was “taking the form of the murals, which are powerful for all the wrong reasons, and trying to retain some of the power and use it in a really good way.” He accomplishes this through his simple graphics and refreshing, honest messages. In this piece, featuring white text on a black background, he unashamedly proclaims 'I Like Having Stuff.'

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About Steve Powers

Steve Powers (ESPO) (American, b. 1968) is an artist closely associated with the graffiti movement of the 1990s. In 2000, he committed himself to becoming a studio artist, concentrating on colorful, recognizable subject matter. Working under the alias of ESPO (Exterior Surface Painting Outreach), Powers has come to be recognized for his bright color palette and saccharine messages. His work has appeared in the Liverpool and Venice Biennale.