Monthly Archives: October 2011

Talking to Michael Anthony Garcia

Question: Tell me about “Bodies of Work”

Using sculpture and installation, I am exploring the limits of our corporal forms. It begins with our early realizations in childhood of what the limits of our physical experiences are; where do our bodies end and the rest of the world, begin? The other extreme deals with our certain deaths, and where do WE end? The work contains site-specific materials and themes related to exploring what we are, who we are and going back.

The title Bodies of Work plays off the idea of the retrospective, looking back where you’ve been to see how far you have come. This show is very much a homecoming for me in many ways. Not only is it a revisiting of my alma mater, and floods of memories, but also a return to a past way of working and sources of materials. Installing this show has afforded me the opportunity to work closely with Austin College staff and a group of students and as well as familiarize myself with their own artistic endeavors.


This show is very heavily tied to ideas of duality and shifts in who we are throughout life as well as death. But as everyone knows, something must end for something else to begin.

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Talking to ABOVE

Hello from Miami. I’m very excited and wanted to share with your blog this new info about my book “Passport”

Question: Tell me about ” Passport “

Passport  examines the street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90 cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Wooster Collective – Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.

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“I first encountered ABOVE’s art on the streets of Paris in early 2003. His large-scale trademark arrows were painted on roll down gates, trucks and storefronts with impressive coverage throughout the city. ABOVE is extraordinarily driven. To paraphrase Radiohead, “ambition can make you look pretty ugly,” but in ABOVE’s case, his ambition makes the streets look very engaging. I am very impressed by ABOVE’s diligence, but after I got to know him and his artwork more, I began to realize that his output is not evidence of selfish ego, but of a lust for life, a utopian life, where his generosity, and curiosity, and his pursuit of creativity and social-consciousness have led him around the world making more friends than enemies.

ABOVE made the time to act as tour guide for me and my wife and our two young daughters in a city he knows well and we didn’t. The gesture made me greatly value ABOVE’s friendship and reinforced my belief that what you give is what you get. The Karma Police are not coming for ABOVE even if the police vandal squad is.” —Shepard FaireyLos Angeles, California

Technical Specs

  • Edition: 200
  • Sales start at edition number 61/200
  • Hardcover book: signed/numbered – 12.25 x 12.25″ (31.1 x 31.1cm)
  • 156 pages
  • Over 120 color plates
  • ISBN 978-1-937222-04-8

This edition is housed in a vinyl clamshell box placed in a publisher’s shipping box
Size: 20.5 x 16.5 x 2.25″ (52.1 x 41.9 x 5.7cm)
Weight: 9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg
Giclee print: signed/numbered – edition 200 – image size 11 x 16″ (27.9 x 40.6cm) / paper size 13 x 18 (33 x 45.7cm)

Price: $250.00

http://goabove.com/main/

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