In 1999, Steve Powers stopped writing graffiti and tending bars, to dedicate himself to being a full-time artist. His ongoing, international public art project A Love Letter for You explores the complexities and rewards of relationships.
WHY WE LOVE STEVE:
- We always smile every time we see his Love Letter to Brooklyn on an old Macy’s parking garage which he called “one of the ugliest pieces of architecture I’ve ever had the privilege of decorating”
- In 2005 he worked with Creative Time as an indispensable collaborator on the The Dreamland Artists Club, an exhibition that revitalized the rich visual culture of Coney Island via the contemporary reinvention of the tradition of colorful hand-painted signs and advertisements dating back more than a century.
- He compiled over 13 years as a graffiti artist into his book The Art of Getting Over, laying out the history and complex meanings of grafitti