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Risk x Retna x Heal the Bay Charity Project

Los Angeles graffiti goliaths, Risk and Retna of Mad Society Kings infamy, have teamed up with Heal the Bay, a charity working to keep the Santa Monica bay clean and free from pollution.  Their contribution features an awe-inspiring installation two months in the making that feature wooden fixtures with ocean-themed hues, accompanied by Retna’s now infamous lettering.  The not-for-profit project was facilitated by Adam Corlin, a fourth-generation Santa Monica resident who snatched up the million dollar property and knew he had the perfect canvas for artists of Risk and Retna’s caliber.  The result: a 40 x 100 foot painted abode.  For those of you wanting to check it out, roll through 825 Berkley St., Santa Monica, CA.  Rumor is, Corlin is facing a $5,000 a day fine for letting known “vandals” participate in the process. In Detroit they let dilapidated houses burn and no one cares.  In Los Angeles they add a priceless piece of work to an abandoned house and everybody cares.  Don’t go West, young men.

Photography: Carlos Gonzalez

Source: Arrested Motion

Date: Sep 9, 2011  /  Views: 210  /  Author: Alec Banks
Category: Arts  /  Tags: Art, Retna, Risk