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A Love Letter For You – ESPO 29 March 2010

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In 1984 Steve Powers started climbing rooftops in his neighborhood and painting his alias ESPO as a dues paying member of the ICY graffiti club. 25 years later he returned home to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to write a love letter across the same rooftops facing the Market-Frankford line. The letter, meant for one, with meaning for all, encompasses 50 walls on a 20 block stretch of market street. Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community ESPO created a letter to and from west Philly. This unprecedented public art project was a collaboration of Powers, The Mural Arts Program, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. It required 1200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint, and the skilled hands of 20 of the finest spray painters in America, who Powers put into the legendary ICY club.

“A Love Letter For You – Brick Valentines On The Philly Skyline” documents the art and the neighborhood that inspired this ambitious public art project.
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Espo in Ireland! 15 January 2009

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You can look down on me as long as you look at me - Espo

Below is a collection of NYC’s legendary, Stephen Powers’ (aka ESPO) work in Dublin. The street artist received a Fulbright scholarship, a public art project, to paint Ireland. ESPO, the Exterior Surface Painting Outreach is a not-for-props volunteer organisation dedicated to making the world a different place!

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2008 Tivoli Graffiti Jam 16 June 2008

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Grey One productions brings us event coverage of the 2008 graffiti Jam at the
Tivoli, Dublin

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