'Colores Para Siempre (Hand Embellished)' by Saber
Dimensions: 24 x 18 Inches / 61 x 45.75 cm
Medium: 12-Color Serigraph on 600gsm Lettra Flourescent White Fine Art Paper. Each print in this edition is uniquely hand-painted and distressed and will vary slightly.
Provenance: Hand-signed and hand-numbered by artist // Includes original signed Certificate of Authenticity from 1xRun
Edition: Limited Edition of 25 (#4/25)
"These prints were inspired by a photograph that I took inside the banks of the Los Angeles river. I stumbled upon that particular image in the LA river and it was basically a representation of the post "War On Graffiti" era. So we’re dealing with the aftermath of the billions of dollars that have been spent on removing graffiti art. There is literally a billion dollar project that’s going down in the LA river. Basically everything is summed up with this photo in the sense that you have this buff that has been crumbled off of these old pieces and what's left is this little glimpse of that piece of history." - Saber
Saber became a global legend when in 1997 he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River is nearly the size of a professional football field. It took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete.
Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, Saber was raised by creative parents and discovered his passion for art at an early age. At 13, his cousins introduced him to graffiti when they took him to see the spray paint-covered Belmont Tunnel. From that moment on, he was hooked. After honing his skills on local walls, Saber joined MSK, and was later inducted into legendary piecing crew AWR.
While painting graffiti is his main focus, Saber also explores other artistic avenues. He is known for his surreal landscapes, which are pulled from the deep, dark places in his psyche, and has also created groundbreaking metal and wood sculptures of abstract letterforms and painstakingly rendered hyper-realistic canvases.