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Showing: Palms Casino – “Dust to Gold” Renovation

As part of the $620 million “Dust to Gold” renovation at the Palms Casino Resort, an impressive collection ranging from blue-chip works to street art murals was acquired, commissioned, and deployed throughout the hotel. Combined with pieces on loan from owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, the over 150 artworks fill every part of the casino – from the Damien Hirst shark above the Unknown Bar against a backdrop of his dots (seen above), to the KAWS statue outside the steakhouse, to the Felipe Pantone mural at the new Pearl Concert […]

Andrew Schoultz Paints Winchester Skatepark (Las Vegas)

Continuing his longstanding work within skate culture, Andrew Schoultz recently completed a project in Las Vegas earlier this month at the skatepark at the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center. Working with his team, the Los Angeles-based artist painted the ramps, pyramids and other obstacles with his signature imagery including the all-seeing eye. In related news, Schoultz will return to the area on June 2nd when his show at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum opens. Photo credit: Andres Guerrero, Mikayla Whitmore, Nick Makanna (via Juxtapoz), Vegas Seven, and the artist. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Cultivate Harmony” (Las Vegas)

A couple days ago, Shepard Fairey (featured) wrapped up his latest large scale mural in Las Vegas, created for the Life is Beautiful festival and curated by Justkids. Entitled Cultivate Harmony, the 21 story high piece now graces the facade of the Plaza Hotel in downtown. Working in unusually cold and windy weather over the course of six days, Shep and his team hope the wall will “remind people that peace and harmony with each other and the planet itself are the only way to maintain what sustains us.” Photo credit: […]

Streets: Life Is Beautiful 2016 (Las Vegas)

For this year’s Life Is Beautiful arts and music festival, JUSTKIDS / Charlotte Dutoit once again put together a worthy roster to add their unique talents to the outdoor vistas of downtown Las Vegas. We initially shared Bezt from Etam Cru’s piece with you a couple days ago, but other artists for 2016 included Shepard Fairey, Dulk, Tristan Eaton, Crystal Wagner, Amanda Parer, Martin Whatson, Mark Drew, Justin Favela, Fafi, and Felipe Pantone who created an amazing mural with added 3D elements (seen above). Take a look at photos of all […]

Streets: Bezt // Etam Cru – “The Sleeping Knight” (Las Vegas)

Last week in Las Vegas, Bezt from Etam Cru painted a lovely new mural entitled The Sleeping Knight for the Life Is Beautiful Festival. Curated by JUSTKIDS, artists from all over the world came to leave their mark on Sin City including one half of the Polish street art duo. Painting a boy asleep in church juxtaposed by the stain glass image of a knight in armor slaying a dragon, one can almost imagine the dream he must be having. Discuss Etam Cru here. Photo credit: JUSTKIDS, @eltipoese, […]

Showing: Ugo Rondinone – “Seven Magic Mountains”

Art fans have been making the trek out to the outskirts of Las Vegas since last month (mentioned here) to see seven columns of vibrantly colorful stacked rocks from artist Ugo Rondinone, Entitled Seven Magic Mountains, the large-scale site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15 will be on view for the next 2 years for those willing to make the trip. According to Swiss artist, “the location is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by […]

Overtime: May 9 – May 15

More stories from the week that ended May 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains goes up in the Las Vegas desert. Reno Gazette Journal covers the public art installation. RIP: Martin Friedman, who passed away at the age of 90. RIP: François Morellet, who passed away at the age of 90. Dom Sebastiao statue in Lisbon destroyed after man attempts to take a selfie with it. Peter Gant and Mohamed Aman Siddique found guilty of selling forged Brett Whiteley paintings. Street Children in custody of Egyptian […]

Streets: 1010 (Las Vegas)

After sharing a massive new mural in Paris from 1010 with you back in May, we now return with a smaller project he worked on in Sin City. Painted for the Life Is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas and arranged by JustKids, the new mural takes advantage of a unique three part structure in the financial district. Solving the unique architectural challenge, the German artist was able to paint his signature rainbow colored three dimensional optical illusion and leave his mark in Nevada’s biggest city for years to come. Photos […]

Streets: World Roundup (Sept 22 – Oct 12)

With this latest edition of our Streets: World Roundup article, we turn our eyes to Las Vegas for our featured mural from ROA. The Belgium-based artist withstood the desert heat for four days of hard work before completing this piece with the image of a horny toad, a local species that can squirt blood out of its eyes to deter predators. Painted for the Life Is Beautiful Festival, the wall can be found on Stewart and N. 6th Street. Other notable public art comes from […]

Tracey Emin’s Work On Display At The Cosmopolitan Hotel (Las Vegas)

Like last year in New York City’s Time Square, Tracey Emin’s work is currently on display in another high profile location. The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, a hotel known for its commitment to the arts, are displaying images of the UK artist’s neon love notes on its giant LED sign outside as well as on other indoor and outdoor marquees. The animated glowing letters appear for about three minutes every hour which Emin hopes will “gives viewers a moment to reflect on love amid the hustle and bustle […]
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