‘Between The Lines’ is an all new urban contemporary group show at The Mine, Dubai, curated by Rom Levy, featuring Andrew Schoultz, Kenton Parker, RETNA, Andrew Faris, Paul Insect, BAST, eL Seed, Jenny Sharaf and Word to Mother.
As we were were over for Art Basel and Scope, catching up with the homies and checking out the art, we couldn’t help but take a few photos of the best that Wynwood had to offer in the daylight… Including work from Pixel Pancho, Vexta, Reka, Elle, Li Hill, Nychos, Lister, Maya Hayuk, Cleon Peterson, Retna, Shepard Fairey, Shark Toof, Miss Van, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Faith 47, Seth Globepainter, Martin Whatson, Adnate, James Bullough, Shiro, Opire & Bonar, Herakut, Daleast, Sheryo & The Yok, Fin DAC, MTO, Bikismo and Alexis Diaz.
So we hit up Miami this year for Scope, Art Basel and, more importantly, Wynwood Walls, here’s some night slugs we took around Wynwood…
Check out this video of VNA issue 20 cover artist RETNA, made by the artist and long time collaborator G. Lewis Heslet in which he talks about his inspiration behind painting “The Falcon Before and After – 2013” and “Para Mi Gente, Los Pintores de Nuestra Alma” at The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s Grand Ave Location for their 2013 Gala.
RETNA also discusses his experience with the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Program in which he was a mentor and helped the teens produce three canvas’ focusing on their view of what it is like to be an adolescent, what it is like to be a teen, and what it is like to be an adult. The paintings were unveiled at MoCA’s Teen Night, which is an event organized and run by teens in the program for their peers.
VNA will be moving headquarters in the next few weeks so we’ve done a big clear out and are offering you, the VNA readers, some big discounts of back issues of the magazine, t-shirts, keyrings and stickers.
Issue 17, 18 & 19 are now £2.99 down from £5
Issue 20 & 21 are now £4.99 down from £5.99
Lamp-post tee now £9.99 down from £15
Dapper to Death tee now £17.99 down from £24.99
Johnny Crap tee now £17.99 down from £24.99
Keyrings now £2 from £3
Stickers now £1 from £2
Over the past few years we’ve been lucky enough to travel round the world and meet some incredible artists and contributors to the scene, sometimes we even capture them on video. In a post reminiscent of a throw-back Thursday, but on a Friday, because we know that procrastinating is the name of the end-of-the-week game, we wanted to share with you some of our favourite videos of the last few years. A big thanks to Makesometea, The Baron, Joao Retorta & Charlie Inman for these.
Many more after the drop..
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It’s been a long week, so why not treat yourself.. a few of our VNA 20 limited edition packs are up for grabs through the online shop as a result of some online lottery winners leaving them unclaimed!
So first come, first served – get your hands on one of these VNA issue 20 limited edition packs which contain a copy of VNA 20 with a screen printed cover designed by Retna himself, 3 limited edition postcards and an envelope with screen printed Retna artwork. Fortune favours the speedy!
If that wasn’t enough to get you excited we’ve also just launched a take on the classic VNA logo tee. In homage to the stickers which are gracing the streets of not only London but the rest of the world you can now wear this stickered lamp-post on a Gildan heavy cotton tee. Available in sizes small to extra-large in limited numbers, get yours while you can.
Check out these snaps of RETNA’s new mural in Miami for the temporary Louis Vuitton store. Image rights morethansunshine.com
More from Retna can be found in VNA issue 20..
100 of these screen printed editions of VNA issue 20 will be available to buy at our launch party tonight at Moniker Art Fair, Village Underground at a cost of £30. Each limited edition pack comes with a screen printed envelope, 3 limited postcards and a screen printed copy of the magazine, all with artwork designed by Retna.
Both the alternative covers will also be available to buy this evening at £5.99 each – after tonight the gold cover will be exclusive to sales from our online shop and the black and white cover will be exclusive to stockists.
Doors open at 6pm – arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Read more from him in VNA issue 20.. available now for pre-order in our webshop.