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Good Ol' Union Jack, 2012

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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


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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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RETNA, born Marquis Lewis, (American, b. 1978) is a graffiti artist who practice extends to both murals and canvas. 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.