'Union Jacked' by Saber, 2014
17.75 x 35.5 Inches
Hand-finished 17-color screen print with 23-carat gold leaf on Somerset Tub-Sized 410gsm fine art paper w/deckled edges.
Limited Edition of 75 (#53/75)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Saber became a global legend when in 1997 he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River is nearly the size of a professional football field. It took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete.
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.
While painting graffiti is his main focus, Saber also explores other artistic avenues. He is known for his surreal landscapes, which are pulled from the deep, dark places in his psyche, and has also created groundbreaking metal and wood sculptures of abstract letterforms and painstakingly rendered hyper-realistic canvases.