Show Recap: Vaigos y Reinas by Retna x Max

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 29, 2009
In their first collaborative exhibit, Latino painters Mac (“honorary Mexican”) and Retna display several amazing pieces that clearly show how well their individual talents complement each other. The exhibition, Vaigos y Reinas, which translates to Vagrants and Queens, is a retrospective of these two young artists, offering a chance to see examples of artwork from their past, work they share, and solo work of the present. 

First Look: Mac and Retna Prep for Solo Show in LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 25, 2009
“This Saturday Santa Monica plays host to a debut of sorts,” writes Owen Taylor from Los Angeles. “The Mac (Juxtapoz #103) and Retna (Juxtapoz #78), twin titans in the art world, bring their mural game indoors for their first exclusive dual ‘solo’ show at the Robert Berman gallery at the Bergamont Station Arts Center.”

El Mac/Retna x Upper Playground: Montana Colors Artist Can

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 24, 2009
Upper Playground recently announced a collaborative project with Montana Colors to create artist series Hardcore cans by four artists. The third MTN x UP Limited Edition artist can in the series features the collaborative work of El Mac and Retna.

Vagos y Reinas: Retna x Mac

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 20, 2009
The dynamic duo is back and hotter than ever with their first (can you believe it?) collaborative exhibit. We're talking about Retna (Juxtapoz #78) and Mac's (Juxtapoz #103) show, Vagos y Reinas.

Final Scion Installation 5 Tour in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2009
Scion's Installation 5 national art tour is wrapping up with the final show at the Culver City gallery, opening this weekend, September 12th. This year’s theme has been self portraits and has yielded considerable talent, attention, and fun.

Alianza Book Release by El Mac and Retna

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2009
El Mac (Juxtapoz #103) and Retna (Juxtapoz #78) have risen to worldwide prominence in recent years with their graffiti, murals and canvases attracting massive praise. This superb new book, Alianza, documents the artwork of these two artists over the last six years, and is the first to fully present their collaborative murals.

First Collaborative Exhibit of Mac and Retna

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2009
They have been all over the place together, erecting their now iconographic murals composed of Retna's (Juxtapoz #78) calligraphic lettering and Mac's (Juxtapoz #103) ethereal portraits. Vagos y Reinas, an exhibition of selected works by artists and muralists Mac and Retna is coming to Santa Monica’s Robert Berman Gallery and will mark the first time these longtime collaborators have exhibited in a gallery together.

Reyes Co-Curates a Show at Modernism West in SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 20, 2009
Reyes has co-curated a skate deck art show for charity at the Modernism West Gallery, located inside the restaurant Foreign Cinema in the Mission district of San Francisco. After asking a few friends to participate, he ended up with a roster that includes: Retna, Grime, Amandalynn, Shawn Barber, Henry Lewis, and Saber among many other talented artists. We were lucky enough to snag a sneak peek of the show.

Retna x Revok: Body Paint

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Retna is an all-around artistic badass, proved true time and time again, especially when he got to paint ladies this summer in Beverly Hills alongside Seventh Letter member Revok. Canvas? Naw, I'll take a more challenging surface, please.   Read More...  

Mac Opening at FIFTY24SF Last Night

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 07, 2009
“Went and checked out the MAC show last night at FIFTY24SF Gallery,” writes Managing Editor Evan Pricco. “Eight very large pieces, seven women, one man. And a few little drawings, plus a very nice, very sold-out print. There was also MAC and RETNA's book that just came out.”   Read More...  

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