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Retna Gallery Brown Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 11, 2011
Recently, a mural was put up by street artist Retna on the side of the Gallery Brown in Beverly Hills, California. However, this is not the first time the 32-year-old artist has left his mark in the area. The piece, like work he did on the side of th...

Retna x Modern Multiples Behind-the-Scenes

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 21, 2011
As of late, painter/graffiti artist Retna has been doing a series of black on black works that feature his now iconic letter representations as evidenced by his work with Chanel at their flagship store in Beverly Hills, CA. He has now teamed with Mod...

Art in the Streets: Retna: Creating The Unconventional

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 13, 2011
“Art in the Streets” is a collaborative celebration of the arts through Cadillac and The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles, California. The project resulted in the installation of three public murals by renowned artists, includin...

Risk & Retna vs. The City of Santa Monica Controversy

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2011
A four-story house covered in Graffiti by artists Risk & Retna is causing ire among residents in Santa Monica, California, and reigniting the now 30-year-old battle to legitimize graffiti as art. The multicolored mural was commissioned by the hom...

Risk x Retna x Heal the Bay Charity Project

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 9, 2011
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...

RETNA @ The West Hollywood Library

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2011
Los Angeles was always a little behind-the-times when it came to cutting-edge and up-and-coming contemporary art. The city’s MOCA institution, however, has been out to change that as of late and, so far, is doing an excellent job. New from...

El Mac and Retna: Let the Arts Roam

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2011
El Mac and Retna are street artists, born in LA. They use building walls as blank canvases for their imagery, and the duo has collaborated to create murals all over the world. The result is striking imagery that is unique and recognizable as thei...

RETNA x VistaJet

ArtsComments ⋅ May 20, 2011
The intersection of graffiti and luxury has become a more visible relationship in the past few years. In a next-level collaboration, RETNA partners with VistaJet & Bombardier Aerospace to help create the visual identity for VistaJet’s...

Retna Mural @ Pasadena Museum of California Art

ArtsComments ⋅ May 5, 2011
Starting this month, the Pasadena Museum of California Art will be launching a new exhibition entitled “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas” to highlight the city of Los Angeles’ wide-ranging graffiti styles. Among...

Retna at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 18, 2011
Having adopted the name “Retna” from a popular Wu-Tang Clan song, Los Angeles-born artist Marquis Lewis has made quite a name for himself in the world of street art. His rise came during the mid-1990s as he began painting murals on wa...

“WALLWORKS” @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2010
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas recently commissioned several prominent contemporary artists to decorate their parking garage. The works collectively known as “WALLWORKS” includes pieces from Kenny Scharf, Retna, Shepard Fairey, and Shinique Smith....

Retna & The Mac “Vagos Y Reinas” Exhibition Recap

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 29, 2009
Over the weekend, Retna and The Mac from The Seventh Letter creative collective opened up their latest exhibition at the Robert Berman Gallery. The dual-art show titled Vagos Y Reinas encompassed some interesting elements of femininity set agains...

Chaz Bojorquez and Retna “Follow the Line” Exhibition Recap

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2009
Two accomplished artists in their own right, Chaz Bojorquez and Retna recently opened up a show late last month in Milan titled “Follow the Line”. The show incorporates the iconic and trademark styles of both as they’re shown to...