Stephen "ESPO" Powers is an artist, writer, sign mechanic, and to us, a genius. He has long been at the forefront of the graffiti art world, transforming the medium to both fine art and sign painting, all the while expressing a humor and wit rarely seen in art. With the opening of Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) at the Brooklyn Museum, Carlo McCormick reflects on the past, present, and future of ESPO, and his position in art history.
Also in the February 2016 issue:
—The handmade legacy of ICY SIGNS
—El-P of Run the Jewels talks band identity
—Mark Ryden explains the beauty of math
—Austin Lee and soul technoloy
—Legendary photographer Julian Wasser and the great checkmate
—Matt Leines and flatness as the rule
—Black and white ambiance with Jesse Draxler
—Erik Parker and the technicolor crisis
—Lucas Foglia reenters the great frontiers of America
—Allister Lee shows the power of black
—Freda Salvador goes handmade
— ... and we Shop Small and think big around the country...