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SABER - Mad Society
Roger Gastman, Caleb Neelon, and SABER:
SABER
Mad Society
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Los Angeles based graffiti legend SABER, is world renowned for his "Los Angeles River" piece (1997), the largest in the world. His piece on the sloping bank of the Los Angeles River is nearly the size of a football field, and can be read clear as day from a satellite photo. In a famous photograph — taken by his father just after it was completed — SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color.
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In the years since, SABER’s legend has only grown as his art has evolved, and his presence on the streets remains undiminished. This engrossing monograph is not only a picture-book, but features amazing stories about childhood, life and death, fine art and graffiti misadventures proving that SABER is a multi-dimensional artist with an amazing story to tell.
SABER continues to push himself as an artist creating groundbreaking metal and wood sculptures, painstakingly rendered hyper-realistic canvases, and works in many other media.
“Graffiti is about style, placement and proliferation....
SABER is one of the few people who is a master in all areas.”
— Shepard Fairey
This revised edition includes 16 additional pages.

240 pages, Hardcover, 8 1/2'' x 11'' (216 x 279 mm)
280 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-380-0  $ 35.00
About the Artist:
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. And 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 has also worked in design, taking jobs for Harley-Davidson and Levis, on movie sets and music videos, and was commissioned by Hyundai and Scion to airbrush cars.
July 2009, SABER held his first solo exhibition "Close Encounters" at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco.
(full Bio on SABER’s Website)
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See also:

MAYDAY: The Art of Shepard Fairey
MAYDAY: Art of Shepard Fairey
The final exhibition before the closing of New York’s seminal Deitch Projects, MAYDAY is a call for heightened aware­ness and a cel­eb­ra­tion of the rebirth embodied in re­volu­tion­ary movements. With energy and urgency, Fairey cap­tures the subject's radical spirit. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | STREET ART & GRAFFITI BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584233800 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-380-X / 158423380X