Starting December 15, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip will feature murals by four major figures in contemporary art: Shepard Fairey, Retna, Kenny Scharf and Shinique Smith. These artists, who work with pop culture concepts and socio-political ideas, represent a range of graffiti and gallery practices and each was invited to create a site specific “wallwork” within the resort garage.
"We are building an art program that can be appreciated by the most novice guest as well as the most sophisticated critic,” said John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “There is always something new to discover around every corner, even in the parking garage.”
Wallworks incorporates two important genres that bring art into the public sphere: murals and graffiti. The mural is one of the oldest artistic forms and graffiti is its renegade younger sibling. The works are presented by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in conjunction with New York’s Art Production Fund.
Visitors to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will experience multiple genres within the artistic spectrum: visual art, new media, music, performance, and design all integrated into the unique landscape of the property. The program takes a fresh approach to immersive installation and embraces innovative ideas, provocative content and interactive projects, engaging first time viewers and art critics alike.