A Love Letter to the City

A Love Letter to the City

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Stretched across city walls and along rooftops, Stephen Powers's colorful large-scale murals sneak up on you. qOpen your eyes / I see the sunrise, q qIf you were here I'd be home, q qForever begins when you say yes.q What at first looks like nothing as much as an advertisement suddenly becomes something grander and more mysteriousa€”a hand-painted love letter at billboard size. Combining community activism and public art, Powers and his team of sign mechanics collaborate with a neighborhood's residents to create visual jinglesa€” sincere and often poignant affirmations and confessions that reflect the collective hopes and dreams of the host community. A Love Letter to the City gathers the artist's powerful public art project for the first time, including murals on the walls and rooftops of Brooklyn and Syracuse, New York; Philadelphia; Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; SApo Paolo, Brazil, and Johannesburg, South Africa.In short order, he painted a new sign for the Eldorado Arcade on the Bowery for free; by the time the cars of the ... the off- season social clubs of Jones Walk and then tried to get our pitch out to shop owners in the few seconds before ... And with that, like the kids at the track derby around the corner, he was off to the races .

Title:A Love Letter to the City
Author: Stephen Powers
Publisher:Chronicle Books - 2014-05-27

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