Las Vegas' Street Art Haven Is In The Palm Casino's New Restaurant

Image courtesy  @PALMS

Image courtesy @PALMS

Palms Casino in Las Vegas is quickly becoming an art lover’s heaven with its flamboyant display of iconic artworks from artists across various spectrums. Recently, a new restaurant dedicated to street art called Greene St. Kitchen will soon open in April 2019.

When entering Greene St Kitchen, one would walk through a corridor lined with blinking arcade games and a door shaped like an unassuming vending machine. Once entering from the door, one can find an anonymous Banksy piece placed above a DJ booth. The work titled Coppers Panel I (2002) displays two fully armed police officers with bright smiley faces, a sharp contrast against the display of violence.

Although this is the first Banksy installation for the city and is from the private collection of casino-resort owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. Displayed around the Palms hotel, one can see a collection of artworks from Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Dustin Yellin. While dining inside Greene St kitchen, one can spot a Kenny Scharf mural and other pieces by Cleon Peterson, Vhils, Pose, Martha Cooper, DabsMyla, Slick, and additional contemporary artists

Image courtesy  @PALMS

Image courtesy @PALMS

Behind the reception desk, a collaborative work by photographer Keegan Gibbs and light artist Olivia Steele can be found near Gibb’s distinctive skyscrapers and Steele’s bright neon lights. Scotch 80 Prime, the hotel’s steakhouse, harbors a KAWS statue between Warhol and Basquiat creations. Apex Social Club has Justin Yellin’s Psychogeographies series.

Image courtesy  @PALMS

Image courtesy @PALMS

Image courtesy  @PALMS

Image courtesy @PALMS

Palm’s creative director Tal Cooperman has been aiming to bring modern art to the public in surprising ways:

“People only talk about doing stuff like this,” he said “but we’re actually doing it. We’re bringing a modern art gallery to life in spaces that people least expect it.”

Image courtesy  @PALMS

Image courtesy @PALMS

BY Jennifer Gutierrez
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