Artist Marquis Lewis’ multicultural script based murals began grabbing attention via the walls, trains and freeway overpasses throughout Los Angeles in the mid-nineties. Painting under the guise RETNA, Lewis is another example of street artist turned contemporary art world breakout-star. His typographic work which fuses influences from ancient hieroglyphics, Arabic, Hebrew, and Asian calligraphy is now commissioned by galleries, celebrities, and luxury brands alike.
The RETNA aesthetic has now been applied to a store front for Louis Vuitton in the Miami Design District. Word is that this could be a sneak peak into a broader retail partnership with the artist. Will be interesting to see what comes of it. Lewis sports a scarf in the beginning of the video that could be vision into things to come. In the meantime, check out the time-lapse video of the latest RETNA masterpiece. Digging the ‘Miami Vice’ color palette he dipped into on this one.