We welcome infamous Los Angeles graffiti legend Zes
as he makes his 1xRUN debut in support of the Detroit Beautification project with this screen print of one of his latest paintings Epitaph.
"Epitaph was concerned with rebirth. The scripts I designed represented words inscribed on a tombstone. It was a meditation on what one wants to be remembered by and what your final words would be." - Zes
Available in two colorways: Red & Blue and Silver & White, this two-color screen print is also available in extremely limited numbers for a hand-embellished edition.
You can view each colorway below:
Red & Blue Edition
Silver & White Edition
Red & Blue Hand-Embellished Editon
"If I had to choose one artist to epitomize the heart and soul of the City of Los Angeles it would be Zes. His work thrives on the pulse and energy of this spread out landscape.
Zes has a deep obsession with architecture and the storied history of this city that continues to inform and evolve his work. His photography is his unique perspective, usually perched many perched many stories above looking down with a birdseye view of the city that many will never see. Zes’ photographs are superhuman snapshots of what he observes while climbing and exploring the extreme perspectives of normally inaccessible rooftops.
An artist of this caliber can only be forged as a result of surviving and conquering this urban arena. Zeser has spent his entire life thriving under these extreme conditions. Painting at the forefront of the graffiti movement his position as a trendsetter has morphed Zes into a humble soldier.
To me Zes represents all or nothing. The fact that he is willing to share his experiences is a rare privilege and a true look into what living in an occupied force looks like. The photographs in this book provide an in-depth look at a seasoned street practitioner’s journey of exploring and creating solely for himself." - Saber MSK/AWR writes in Obscure
featuring the photography of Zes.