He looks to be putting a TON of work in on those canvases. They are pretty large sized as well. I imagine as pricey as these things will be, they will be absolutely stunning in the flesh. Wish I could have one of those on my wall ...
I wrote this on another forum in response to a discussion re pricing at Opera:
"it's also important to remember that his last solo show was the "Close Encounters" show at White Walls in July 2007 which mostly sold out. Even back at that show, the largest piece (a Downtown L.A. cityscape) was going for $20K. Since then, he has placed pieces in group shows (the "Will Rise" show at Robert Berman, the Robert English curated show at Opera) but nothing on his own. The pieces at both Berman and Opera were large scale and priced over $20K (if my memory serves me well), whereas the ones at Known Gallery have been smaller works, therefor more affordable (relatively speaking).
I'm not sure if Opera prices is where his pricing is at now or if they are inflated. It will be interesting to see how the works sell. It will also be interesting to see what he shows at the MOCA show."
All that being said, given the sizes and amount of work of the pieces as depicted in the video, my guess is no less than $40K for those flags. But that is just a guess ...
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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May 16, 2013 13:18:21 GMT 1
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258: im after vna's 8, 9 & 11, does anyone know anyone selling them? cheers
May 16, 2013 10:21:30 GMT 1
siankisses: [br]FOR SALE – thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Guns_and_Roses_Offset - signed,numbered 135 of 750. black mount & black gallery frame, purchased from Artrepublic in 2007. I am looking for £350 or a sensible offer. Buyer to collect from London, SE1.
May 15, 2013 10:57:47 GMT 1
Finsbury: Just watched the bale show on motd, this run in is going toe to toe love it today should be interesting hope chelsea get spanked
May 5, 2013 8:40:26 GMT 1
thebigboss: Want some great OG by Adam Batchelor at reduced price, check this hidden link - http://adambatchelor.4ormat.com/available-work - as guy need to sell to fund trip. Thanks for looking
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