Stephen Powers' show at The Brooklyn Museum recently got extended until August of this year. It was originally supposed to be gone at the end of this month, so if you haven't seen his signs and paintings in person, now is a great time to go!
I had the wonderful opportunity to see him LIVE AND IN PERSON this past Saturday at The Brooklyn Museum. He was on hand to paint a new sign which I presume will be a part of the display at the museum showcasing his work.
This portion of the show is just one part of an extended exhibition the museum is putting on about the history and legacy of Coney Island. Powers' portion is called Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To A Seagull).
Such sad news! Artist Stephen Powers has confirmed that his beloved Love Letter To Brooklyn mural over Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn will be demolished. Macy's, which owns the structure, has plans to develop it into a mixed-use building. The giant letters and words covered the exterior of the Brooklyn Macy's parking garage including the skyway connecting the buildings.
The mural was done back in 2011 and took about 13 days to complete. It is a beautiful addition to the neighborhood and helped bring about the revitalization of the area at the time.
This isn't Powers' first "Love Letter" though. Many of his works, past and present, can be found in his book, A Love Letter To The City.