RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade

As part of the exhibition "Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas," the Pasadena Museum of California Art commissioned RETNA to cover the building's façade with his constructed letterforms—an idiosyncratic system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy, and illuminated script influenced by Arabic calligraphy, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Hebrew, Blackletter, and Native American typographies.

RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade (2011) by RETNAPasadena Museum of California Art

RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade (2011) by RETNAPasadena Museum of California Art

Over the course of the week, RETNA painted his signature letterforms onto the façade via scissor lift.

RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade (2011) by RETNAPasadena Museum of California Art

RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade (2011) by RETNAPasadena Museum of California Art

RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade (2011) by RETNAPasadena Museum of California Art

Opening night of "Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas"—with RETNA's completed mural in full view.

RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade (2011) by RETNAPasadena Museum of California Art

RETNA Mural on PMCA Façade (2011) by RETNAPasadena Museum of California Art

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RETNA Mural on Museum Façade, "Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas," May 15–September 4, 2011, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2011 Don Milici

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