Note: This RUN includes:
- (1) Hardcover Edition of Obscure by Zes
- (1) 28 x 19.5 Inch 5-Color Serigraph Print of The Way Of The Cross by Zes printed by Master Printer Tony Clough
1xRUN is proud to announce the release of Obscure a collection of photographs from anonymous Los Angeles graffiti writer Zes.
With 121 pages of vivid black and white photography, Obscure takes an in depth look at the architecture, skylines and otherwise inaccessible views of Los Angeles through the eyes of one of the city’s most seasoned street practitioners.
“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,” Saber MSK/AWR writes in the book’s foreword. “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.”
Obscure will be available on Saturday, May 17th at The Seventh Letter flagship store located in Los Angeles at 346 N. Fairfax Ave along with an exhibition of photographs from the book. Additional copies along with a limited edition print will be available at 1xRUN on Monday May 19th at 12pm EST.
This RUN will come signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Zes and 1xRUN.
"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.