NOTHING TO IT: Street artist Angelina Christina at her new mural outside Container Park. Photo: Paint This Desert.
BACK FOR TWO: Angelina Christina returns to downtown Las Vegas to paint two new murals. One of the untitled pieces is on the back wall of Container Park, the other is on the former Western Casino. The Venice California based street artist painted "Dreams" on The Life Cube, the last image that fell to the flames, refusing to leave town. "That was awesome. I love that," said Christina. "For me it couldn't have been better that piece stayed as long as it could." The two new murals will completed Friday, then the artist will be painting in Palm Springs before moving on to Coachella.
The Cosmopolitan casino will use some of their billboards and tickers to send large-scale love notes created by contemporary British artist Tracey Emin. It starts today and runs every hour for 3 minutes. Declarations like “I promise to love you,” written as a neon message on a LED platform, is part of “Pause,” a project that co-opts the advertising for moments of public art.
“I write a lot and when I was younger had a great deal of enjoyment reading 13th century esoteric love poems," said Emin during her exhibition “Tracey Emin: Angel Without You” at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami in 2013. "Many of my neons are love poems but not being sent to one individual but to many."
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.