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RETNA

Good Ol' Union Jack, 2012

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Details

Lot 1
Enamel on polished WWII DC-3 floorboard
120.0 x 72.0 in (304.8 x 182.9 cm)
Signed, dated, and inscribed on verso

Location

This work ships from the United States.


Description

In the present piece by the American street artist, RETNA, the United Kingdom’s universally recognizable Union Jack is rendered in the artist’s characteristic urban, calligraphic visual style. The work itself is executed on salvaged panelling from a World War II era DC-3 airship, making it both a historical artifact and a prized expression of present-day street art.


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About RETNA

RETNA, born Marquis Lewis, (American, b. 1978) was introduced to Los Angeles's mural culture at a very early age. While still in high school, he led one of the largest and most innovative graffiti art collectives the city has known. As an integral part of the Los Angeles art scene since the mid-1990s, RETNA has participated in over thirty international exhibitions and has contributed to countless public murals including the Houston/Bowery wall in New York City (2012). Yielding an unmistakable aesthetic that integrates appropriated contemporary photography, graffiti, traditional painting, and a unique glyphic style, he has emerged as one of the most prolific graffiti artists in the contemporary art world.