SABER – “The American Graffiti Artist”

May 4, 2011


When Jeffrey Deitch first publicly hinted last summer of his intention to mount the first ever large-scale major museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, the first artist that came to his mind as the representational figure for today’s movement was SABER. Art in the Streets became a reality at MOCA and true indeed, SABER is a integral part of the massive and wildly successful exhibition. Flexing his multitasking skills to its fullest, the LA-based artist will also be displaying his work in Street Cred at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (opening May 15) and in his highly-anticipated show at New York’s Opera Gallery opening May 6.

The solo exhibition, titled The American Graffiti Artist, will feature a series of the artist’s popular Flag (which originally were famously created in 2010 out of his advocacy of healthcare reform) paintings. Arrested Motion visited SABER just as he was put the finishing touches on these panels. Featuring a level of sophisticated detail, including collaging, and the skill you would expect from one of the world’s greatest graffiti writers, these pieces represent an artist at the top of his game.
words by Arrested Motion

Source : AM

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