Detroit house painting by RETNA, Richard Colman
When i was a kid, I thought graffiti was awesome. Not much has changed. I also thought it would be awesome to paint my parent’s living room. They refused, repeatedly. RETNA and Richard Colman probably shared the same dream. Only, in place of the Black Flag bars that would’ve landed me in military school, they dreamed in lush calligraphy and bold geometrics.
The duo’s dreams came true when Juxtapoz invited them to paint one of the Detroit homes purchased from their 15th Anniversary Benefit — a triumphant effort to breathe artistic life into the ailing industrial metropolis, as evidenced here.