...looks like the folks at Kr3w and Known Gallery have joined forces to initiate a new program called Fairfax Titans. For Episode One, Retna rocks his signature hybrid of Hispanic street lettering (ala Chaz Bojorquez), Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Asian calligraphy as an window install at 413 South Fairfax:
Factory 413 and Known Gallery are proud to present the FAIRFAX TITANS project. In conjunction with KNOWN Gallery and Supra Footwear, Factory 413 will be featuring an ongoing roster of artists throughout 2011. Each artist will create a custom installation in 413’s window display space on Fairfax Avenue – viewable to thousands of passerby 24 hours a day. Factory 413’s large dual-sided window display will be cleared periodically and devoted solely to a single installation – providing each artist with complete freedom to create on a canvas viewable to thousands of passer-by each day on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The project is headed up by Los Angeles’ ownRETNA, creating a one of a kind mixed-media installation. The behind-the-scenes 413TV video feature provides a rare view into the artist’s creative process and features his commentary on the one-of-a-kind piece. The Titans project will continue throughout 2011, with new artists contributing installations every quarter. Stay tuned to the Factory 413 and Known Gallery blogs for information on further developments within the project.
It's going to be interesting to see some of the other artists that will tackle this unique opportunity over the course of the coming months.
Photos courtesy of Factory 413