• Eastern Realm (Gold), 2014
  • Eastern Realm (Gold), 2014
  • Eastern Realm (Gold), 2014

    Eastern Realm (Gold), 2014

    RETNA

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    8 color hand-pulled screenprint

    From edition of 60

    18 x 24 inches

    "Eastern Realm (Gold)" (2014) by RETNA, is an 8-color hand-pulled screen print on Coventry Rag paper, measuring 18 x 24 inches. It belongs to a series of the same name released in 2014, also offered in a "Grey" edition. This work exemplifies RETNA's signature style, characterized by dense compositions of his own invented script.

    The script draws inspiration from various sources, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy, Gothic blackletter, and graffiti. This visual language, both indecipherable and strangely familiar, creates a sense of mystery and intrigue. The densely packed lettering often obscures the background, making the work visually impactful from a distance.

    "Eastern Realm (Gold)" utilizes a gold colorway, a departure from RETNA's more common black and white palette. The gold adds a layer of opulence and luxury, potentially referencing the cultural richness of the "Eastern Realm" alluded to in the title.

    The edition size of "Eastern Realm (Gold)" is 60, each print signed and numbered by the artist. While not as widely known as some of RETNA's large-scale murals, the screen print series offers a collectible and accessible entry point into his artistic vision.

    This work is framed to museum standards and has been in climate controlled storage since released by Smogtown

    Retna

    Retna developed a signature style: bold, dripping letters reminiscent of classic Hollywood signage, often incorporating pop culture references and social commentary.