SHEPARD FAIREY, D*FACE AND FAILE TAKE OVER THE PLAZA HOTEL
Public Art Comission
Client: Plaza Hotel
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Artists: Shepard Fairey (US), D*FACE (UK), FAILE (US).
Service: Concept, Curation, development and Production
Justkids takes over the three 21 story towers of the iconic Plaza Hotel & Casino as the playingfield for legendary American artists Shepard Fairey, Faile and UK artist D*Face. Each spent a week staying and working at the Downtown hotel with their crews to bring the City of Las Vegas the 3 largest art murals ever painted in the city.
This project is part of Life Is Beautiful Art Program curated by Justkids since its inception in 2013. The impact of the project was an incredible success, generating a lot of positive reactions locally and international and confirming the visceral power of art, as opposed to billboard advertisings.
The Plaza Hotel Murals project has been awarded with the top prize in public art by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. The recognition is part of the Mayor's 2018 Urban Design awards which grant art and design projects that make Las Vegas a more beautiful and sustainable place to live.
LA TIMES - Buildings become canvases in Las Vegas' explosion of murals by Shepard Fairey, D*Face and others
Las Vegas Review Journal - Street artist Shepard Fairey is creating a mural on The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas
Street Art United States - Justkids Unveils 2 Colosal Murals By Shepard Fairey & D*FACE In Las Vegas.
Graffiti Street - The Plaza Hotel Street Art Murals Win Big in the Urban Design awards, Las Vegas 2018
Artwork created: three 21 story murals
Digital impressions: 2 million +