First & Fifteenth: Pop Art Short Stories
Stephen Powers ESPO
Villard - First Edition
192 pages - 7.8" x 8"
With an aesthetic found on the streets (literally, as a graffiti writer and sign painter), and influenced by such great artists as Chris Ware and Ken Lum, Steve Powers has painted a neighborhood of petty criminals, pettier crimes, and a superhero who’s a couple steps away from saving the day. Sharp, funny, and clever, First & Fifteenth features brief urban stories that shrewdly straddle the line between graphic novel and work of art. With a nod to the concrete roots of graffiti and sign painting, Powers skillfully combines word and image to produce a new and unique vision in modern art. Powers’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, and First & Fifteenth confirms his arrival as an exciting and talented new artist.