The building going up in the middle of Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, the one that we’ve all been watching for the past year +, the one that is going to be a Restoration Hardware Gallery, it’s slated to open on November 19th of this year.
As we’ve all been speculating on any number of things about the building (where are we going to park?!?), the ones that have been most on my mind are, “what is going on with the building’s eastern facade? Are those markings there on purpose? Is it some sort of new construction material that will be covered? Is it art?”
The answer, YES, it IS art!
The artist is RETNA, a well-known street artist based out of Los Angeles. He paints in large scale all over the world in this same hieroglyphic pattern, sometimes in bright primary colors and sometimes with the addition of more realistic objects thrown into the mix. He did an installation on the facade of the Louis Vuitton store in Miami and has even done a wall at the famous “Wynwood Walls” in the downtown arts district of Miami.