Saber at Opera Gallery New York | Recap by Arrestmotion

May 01 2013 . 07:40pm

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SABER- Print release and opening photos | Arrestedmotion.com

May 07 2011 . 01:50am

SABER’s new print available for $250.00 (First come, first serve – 1 print person). Produced by Modern Multiples and is an edition of 200.

Opera Gallery
115 Spring Street
New York, NY

Source: ArrestedMotion.com

Find out more at: Opera Gallery x SaberOne.com

Here’s photos from SABER’s opening courtesy of Joe Russo:

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Juxtapoz Presents: SABER vs. SABER Video

May 05 2011 . 10:01pm

Wonder what runs, walks, and stumbles through the mind of legendary LA graffiti artist, Saber? Of course you do. Well wonder no more!

Check out Saber’s solo show at Opera Gallery in New York City called "The American Graffiti Artist."

Opera Gallery
115 Spring Street
New York, NY

Private Opening: MAY 5
Public Opening: MAY 6

Find out more at: Saberone.com x Juxtapoz.com x OperaGallery.com

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SABER – The American Graffiti Artist | Opera Gallery

April 29 2011 . 06:22pm

Saber – The American Graffiti Artist

 
 

 Among the thousands of people who make up the graffiti community around the world, there are few names that carry the same legendary quality as SABER. 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.

 
 

 SABER was already a fixture in the Los Angeles graffiti scene by 1997 when he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River was nearly the size of a professional football field, and took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete. In a famous photograph—taken by his father just after it was finished—SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color. It catapulted SABER to legend status in the graffiti world.

 
 

 SABER began exhibiting in his fine art in 2002. While known for his elegant and aggressive abstract letterforms, SABER’s artistic output has also included drippy, surreal cityscapes and his painstakingly rendered "new reality" canvases. SABER has also worked corporate projects with Hyundai, Scion, Boost Mobile, Roland Sands Design, Montana Paint Company, and Karmaloop. His monograph, SABER: MAD SOCIETY, complete with stories of his graffiti misadventures, was released by Gingko Press in 2007 and is now in its second printing.

 
 

 In October 2010, SABER released a video in which the year’s heated debate about healthcare was spray painted over the American flag. While some saw it as desecration, SABER advocated for healthcare reform in the video, revealing that he had epilepsy and was un-insurable. This work led SABER to create a large group of American flag paintings called the Tarnished series.

 
 

 In 2011 SABER’s artwork is featured in two museum exhibitions, "Street Cred" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and "Art in the Streets" at MoCA Los Angeles.


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SABER – The American Graffiti Artist | Opera Gallery, New York

April 23 2011 . 05:31pm

Saber – The American Graffiti Artist – Solo show at the Opera Gallery, New York
Film and edited: Willie T

Find out more at: SaberOne.com

Opera Gallery
115 Spring Street
New York, NY
Private Opening: May 5th, 2011
Public Opening: May 6th, 2011

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