Plaza Hotel Mural

Never a dull moment at the Plaza Hotel Las Vegas. This unnerving cpop art mural took centre stage in 2017 as part of the Life is Beautiful music festival. The mural is by Dean Stockton (aka D*Face).

Smiling King Bear

For those of you bemoaning the disappearance of Popeye from the Wynn Plaza (see previous post), fear not for his replacement is just as vibrant and colourful. The aptly named Smiling King Bear is a piece by Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel.

Jeff Koons at Wynn Resorts

How’s this for an entrance! And until late 2019 this standout Popeye sculpture took pride of place in Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas until 2019 (at which time it was moved to Encore Boston Harbor). This iconic stainless steal Popeye sculpture is the creation of renowned pop culture artist Jeff Koons. The sculpture was bought by former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn in 2014 for a cool $28 million . Koons has made multiple Popeye sculptures and said he was misprinted by the iconic cartoon characters representation of strength.


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