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Upper Playground & Gingko Press Release Alianza by El Mac and Retna alianza-cover

November 20th, 2009

El Mac & Retna have risen to worldwide prominence in recent years with their graffiti, murals and canvases attracting massive praise. This superb new book documents the artwork of these two artists over the last six years, and is the first to fully present their collaborative murals.

Each of these artists has developed his own distinctive style and technique; Retna is renowned especially for his bold calligraphic brushwork, and Mac for his uniquely stylized painting of lifelike faces and figures; El Mac uses spraypaint and Retna uses spraypaint and acrylic for paintings; oil, acrylic, enamel, pencil, and other mediums on paper, canvas, and wood.

El Mac and Retna have combined forces a number of times in recent years, and have gained increasing attention and applause for the powerful and beautiful murals they’ve painted in Los Angeles and several other cities around the globe.

Alianza – El Mac and Retna features the highlights of these collaborations, along with a selection of individual paintings and photos by each artist, as well as a collection of lifestyle photos, photos of the artists working and their travels, and close-up views of the murals themselves.

96 pages, Hardcover, 6 ¼” x 8 ½” (159 x 210 mm)
85 Illustrations, English

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