On June six, artist James Stanford debuted a 154-by-19-foot mural on the Neon Museum’s not long ago-obtained Reed Whipple setting up (821 Las Vegas Blvd. N.), titled “From the Land Past.” That includes imagery from Previous Vegas casinos, the mural has a cinematic, dreamlike excellent.
Stanford, 72, states he has “experienced each individual transform that is occur down” in Las Vegas. With this do the job, he nods to earlier iconography—the Dunes’ sultan and the Stardust’s indication and Easter Island-design and style Aku-Aku heads—in a piece supposed to act as the “gateway to the Neon Museum,” which stands across the road.
“I truly feel seriously privileged to existing a little bit of the memory of my youth and the Las Vegas that I loved and remember so well,” he states.
Stanford done the piece with assist from artists Nanda Sharifpour, Ali Fathollahi, curator Laura Henkel and area donors. It took a yr of planning and 3 months of portray.
That stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard also capabilities Stanford’s “A Phalanx of Angels Ascending,” a two,000-square-foot homage to the Vegas statue the Blue Angel.