Over the summer, RESPECT. has been following Kenny Scharf all over the east coast, from New York to Philadelphia, but this time it looks like he’s headed over to California. Scharf will complete The West Hollywood Library‘s transformation, following RETNA and Shepard Fairey who both worked on it this week.
All three artists are curated by MOCA and decided to contribute to this makeover.
RETNA started off one-third of the wall with his trademark calligraphy-style– a blue-and-white assortment of code symbols. The inscription, once translated, is a quote from novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie. It says, ““Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination, and of the heart.” Fitting.
Right now, Shepard Fairey is taking the stage over at the West Hollywood Library. His work is still in progress, but this is what we have so far: A bright yellow canvas with some black stenciling. Stenciling is a long process, so looks like it’ll be a while before Fairey completes his work, but so far it certainly looks impressive.
Scharf should be set to start sometime next week.
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