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Alianza: The Mac & Retna
The Mac, Retna:
The Mac & Retna
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These two artists 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 The Mac & Retna over the last six years, and is the first to fully present their collaborative murals.
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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; The Mac uses spraypaint and Retna uses spraypaint and acrylic for paintings; oil, acrylic, enamel, pencil, and other mediums on paper, canvas, and wood.

The 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 – The 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 1/4'' x 8 1/2'' (159 x 210 mm)
85 Illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-359-6 $ 19.95
About the Artists:
Alianza: The Mac & Retna (The Mac)
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The Mac
Since having started painting graffiti as "The Mac" in the mid 90s, he has been commissioned to produce murals around the world, he has exhibited in museums, and his work has graced the cover of numerous publications.

Mac has gained increasing notoriety for his almost photorealistic depictions of both ordinary people and ethereal women, in a style that is uniquely his own. Mac’s intricate brushwork styles have also gained attention, while some of his murals have become mini-landmarks.

Alianza: The Mac & Retna (Retna)
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At an early age, Retna was introduced to L.A.’s mural culture. While still in high school, he led one of the largest and most innovative graffiti art col­lect­ives the city has witnessed.

Retna is perhaps best known for appropriating fashion advertisements and amplifying them with his unique layering, in­tric­ate line work, text-based style and incandescent color palette reflecting an eclectic artistic tradition. Retna became just as notorious for his ornate painting technique as his time­less style.

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GINGKO PRESS | STREET ART GRAFFITI BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584233596 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-359-1 / 1584233591