For the final exhibition in Rivera & Rivera’s South Park location, internationally-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based graffiti star Retna unveiled a ground to ceiling installation featuring his signature text-styled skills. The black and white work combined spray paint and fabric and covered the floor and 25-ft. high walls from top to bottom. The immersive work is a complete visual experience and takes you deep inside the artist’s universe. In addition, there was a private room where screen prints and paintings were shown. See more images after the […]
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Our friends at Rivera & Rivera just let us know about their reception tonight from 8-11pm for a new floor-to-ceiling installation by abstract L.A. street artist Retna. The scope of the project looks impressive, so if you are in the area, RSVP to [email protected] and check it out. See a few additional preview images, after the jump.
The last fair we attended while in Switzerland was Volta6, and although it was way across town from Art Basel (covered, part 1 and 2) and Scope (covered), in a somewhat industrial part of the city, we were glad we made the trek. Unlike VoltaNY (covered), Volta6 was not focused on single-artist booths, so the smaller fair offered visitors a large range of interesting emerging artists.
You may remember seeing the in-process images of this mural we previewed a few weeks back. Well, here it is in its fully completed glory. Mac and Retna once again beautify Los Angeles with a spectacular piece of street art for one and all to enjoy. The mural is located on 3030 S La Cienega Blvd., right by some of the best galleries in California, so make it a art-filled day trip and check it out for yourselves. More images after the jump…
Those who came out for the Culver City Artwalk and ventured south of Washington on La Cienega encountered a very special treat. Two legends in graffiti, El Mac and Retna, were collaboratively painting a huge mural sponsored by Rivera & Rivera. The team, who have blessed walls from coast to coast–including many beautiful ones in Los Angeles already–worked into the night, unloading aerosol can after aerosol can on this piece. Word is that they had two days left on this one, but as you can […]
An eclectic art show and event, Aftershock LA, organized by Cafe Mode, is set to open tonight, May 15th at the Royal/T Cafe. The benefit (tickets $25 at the door) is put on to help raise money for Build Change, an international non-profit that designs earthquake-resistant house in developing countries and trains people to build them. A number of artists you will be familiar with if you read AM regularly, like James Jean (interviewed) seen above, will be participating so if you are interested, take […]
On Saturday night, March 20th, New Image Art will be hosting a new solo show from well-known graffiti artist Retna. Known for taking fashion advertisements and overlaying them with his special graffiti linework and symbology, this exhibition will bring that process into the gallery setting. As you can see from these images sniped from Modern Multiples (featured), Retna spent some time in the LA printmaking studio with master printer Richard Duardo getting ready for this show. More after the jump…
Manifest Equality (previewed), the latest brainchild of the good people who brought us the Manifest Hope shows (covered), opened this week in the trendy Hollywood and Vine area of Los Angeles. Featuring a full lineup of some of our favorite artists, Manifest Equality has successfully created another well curated and ambitious show, this time around focusing on the themes of Equality, Justice, Civil Rights, Respect, Unity and Love. With artworks donated by such artists as Barry McGee, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Clare […]
As you all have probably realized by now, sometimes there are perks that come with the job of being an artist (just ask Ron English).Â Well, this basically confirms it as we see pics of Revok & Retna’s summer during a body painting event in Beverly Hills. More after the jump…
Check out this interesting time-lapse video of Hush (interviewed) working on his large mural from his solo show “Hymn of Beauty” at Carmichael Gallery in LA (coverage here).Â His next stop will be at the legendary Fifty24SF Gallery / Upper Playground in San Francisco, opening April 2nd. After the bold showing of large scale original pieces in Los Angeles, the new show focuses on the other side of Hush’s oeuvre – hand finished prints.Â Hush tells us that there will be 8 new hand finished […]