Yesterday at The Old Diary warehouse space, the LA graffiti artist RETNA (MSK-AWR crews) had his London exhibition after the one in New York of few months ago. “The Halleluja world tour” is supported by the duo Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (the son of the ex Editor in Chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfield). The artist pieces were presented in a very large mediums, most on canvas, some on ink on handmade paper. Personally I really like the works of this graffiti artist, that seems to be one of the most prolific in the street-contemporary art scene. A lot of people came to the show including english super models Lily Donaldson and Edie Cambell, the new Burberry face, and socialite Julia Restoin Roitfield.
I had the opportunity to meet the other writers who came to the event including the Brighton based AROE (MSK-Heavy Artillery). Coming from a graffiti background is always good to me to see all these writers arriving to do their things in the big galleries and be recognised in the contemporary art scene.
All photos by Butterflies and Hurricanes