About the Work
Steve Powers (aka ESPO) came to prominence in New York with his peppy, text-based artwork. Graphic and life-affirming, his community conscious work has been exhibited at such prominent venues as the Venice Biennale and Deitch Projects. In 2005, he initiated The Dreamland Artist Club, which commissioned artists like Swoon, Os Gemeos, and Tauba Auerbach to create hand-painted signs, storefronts, and murals aimed at revitalizing Coney Island.
After taking a step back from graffiti in 1999, Steve Powers (aka ESPO) came to prominence as an artist with multiple shows at Deitch Projects as well as a 2004 collaboration with Creative Time at Coney Island entitled “The Dreamland Artist Club”. Powers has exhibited at the Liverpool and Venice Biennials, The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), and MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” in 2011. Select solo shows include those at V1 Gallery (Copenhagen), Alice Gallery (Brussels), and White Flag Projects (St. Louis). Power’s paintings were featured in the touring exhibition and accompanying documentary, “Beautiful Losers.” Books of his work, “The Art of Getting Over” and “A Love Letter to the City,” were published in 1999 and 2014, respectively, while his illustrations have graced the pages of The New Yorker. Powers is currently based in New York.
Authentication & Resale
This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.
Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.
Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
Shippings & Returns
Unframed work ships within 5 business days of your order. Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and delivery. Need it faster? Expedited options may be available by emailing email@example.com. All work ships from the US. International customers are responsible for any customs, duty, or VAT charges.
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We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing email@example.com.