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RETNA – „From Graffiti to Fine Art“ – MINI-DOCUMENTARY

This is an intimide mini-documentary delving into Los Angeles graffiti writer RETNA of MSK Crew and his unique style of painting. RETNA started in the early 1990s and slowly developed a very distinctive constructed script which is derived from Blackletter, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Arabic, and Hebrew calligraphy, as well as traditional types of street-based graffiti. Coming from a regular graffiti background bombing the city and painting styles RETNA´s script communicates personal messages and poetry which are not immediately decipherable to a pedestrian audience. His hieroglyphic style artwork has also been seen in the Lower East Side on the Rivington Street Wall near Bower (see below).





Directed by Timothy Parsons
Produced by Regis Vogt
Cinematography by Timothy Parsons
Edited by Timothy Parsons and Regis Vogt
Color by Timothy Parsons

Bayt Lahm by Ryan Taubert
Another One by Grapes
A Clearing by Makeup and Vanity

Posted: 10. Oktober 2017