Above’s newest wall and sold out show in Miami

December 01 2011 . 06:40pm

Here’s some pics of the newest wall in Miami from ABOVE. We also just found out this morning that his first solo art show at Scope Art Fair show sold out yesterday. It’s his first ever USA solo show and was very well received. Most of the canvases were similar to the outdoor pieces we’ve been blogging but on a much smaller canvas size. Photos of new walls and info soon.


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It takes 2 to Tango piece in Miami by ABOVE

November 22 2011 . 06:25pm

Find out more at: goabove.com

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ABOVE in Miami

November 14 2011 . 06:11pm

84 feet long x 19 feet tall mural by ABOVE in Miami. This larger than life style of painting dancers in movement coincides with his soon first ever USA solo show to take place at the Scope art fair in Miami. He’s exhibiting 12 new large canvases that capture this same movement, mayhem, and energy seen here on the wall.

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November 04 2011 . 07:41am

255 foot / 75 metre long word play painting in Miami, Florida. 255 foot / 75 metre long word play painting in Miami, Florida. This controversial piece was aired nationally on CBS, NBC, and FOX nightly news. Click these media links to see their responses to the artwork: CBS NEWS / FOX NEWS / MIAMI TIMES


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October 12 2011 . 03:00am


ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION examines the street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90 cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Wooster Collective – Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.

“I first encountered ABOVE’s art on the streets of Paris in early 2003. His large-scale trademark arrows were painted on roll down gates, trucks and storefronts with impressive coverage throughout the city. ABOVE is extraordinarily driven. To paraphrase Radiohead, “ambition can make you look pretty ugly,” but in ABOVE’s case, his ambition makes the streets look very engaging. I am very impressed by ABOVE’s diligence, but after I got to know him and his artwork more, I began to realize that his output is not evidence of selfish ego, but of a lust for life, a utopian life, where his generosity, and curiosity, and his pursuit of creativity and social-consciousness have led him around the world making more friends than enemies.

ABOVE made the time to act as tour guide for me and my wife and our two young daughters in a city he knows well and we didn’t. The gesture made me greatly value ABOVE’s friendship and reinforced my belief that what you give is what you get. The Karma Police are not coming for ABOVE even if the police vandal squad is.”

-Shepard Fairey, Los Angeles, California


From WIKI (born circa 1981) has been creating public art since 1995. ABOVE is an international contemporary street artist who keeps his identity concealed and is widely known for his multi-layer/full color social and political stencils, spinning wooden “arrow mobile” installations, and large mural “word play” paintings. ABOVE started traditional graffiti of tagging freight trains in California in 1995. ABOVE moved to Paris at the age of 19 where he started painting his trademark arrow (pointing above) all around the city. Since then ABOVE has been consistently traveling around the world doing many large self-financed “tours” with each tour exploring a new medium or style of artworks. ABOVE has been successful in putting his street artworks in over 90 cities in 60 different countries around the globe.

Technical Specs

  • Edition: 200
  • Sales start at edition number 61/200
  • Hardcover book: signed/numbered – 12.25 x 12.25″ (31.1 x 31.1cm)
  • 156 pages
  • Over 120 color plates
  • ISBN 978-1-937222-04-8
  • Designed by Blaine Fontana of FONTANA STUDIOS

This edition is housed in a vinyl clamshell box placed in a publisher’s shipping box
Size: 20.5 x 16.5 x 2.25″ (52.1 x 41.9 x 5.7cm)
Weight: 9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg
Giclee print: signed/numbered – edition 200 – image size 11 x 16″ (27.9 x 40.6cm) / paper size 13 x 18 (33 x 45.7cm)


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