Not so long ago we talked about the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, referring to the unusual interiors curated by contemporary artist Damien Hirst. Now let’s go back to talking about it because the two owners, the Fertitta brothers, had something else in store, which they unveiled just a few hours ago. It’s the Greene St. Kitchen, the hotel’s restaurant, which has followed the street art theme.
The diners sitting at the table can, therefore, enjoy the dishes created by chef Joseph Zanelli admiring the works that cover the walls and floor. Among the many, all carefully chosen by the creative director of Palms, Tal Cooperman, we must absolutely mention Process of Predomination by CES, the colorful murals by DabsMyla, the three-dimensional wall by Vhils, Endless Night by Cleon Peterson, King of the Cage by RISK and the murals by Kenny Scharf.
Last but not least, the Smiley Coppers Panel I by Banksy. Yes, you got it right, the work of the most famous street artist in the world, made in 2002. The artwork made with spray paint, which has a market value of about 3 million dollars, depicts two armed policemen but instead of faces have two smilies and will be the first work of Banksy to be permanently exhibited in Las Vegas.
Who knows if the Bristol artist will be honored or will take this choice of the Fertitta brothers as an affront?