The Palms now has Las Vegas’ first permanent work by elusive street artist Banksy. “Smiley Coppers Panel I,” a 2002 piece by the artist, features two heavily armed police officers with neon yellow smiley faces all done in spray paint. The artwork sits inside Greene St. Kitchen, the new restaurant opening from Clique Hospitality in April.
Artwork abounds in the space that features an arcade room at the entrance and a secret door to the restaurant accessed through a former Coca-Cola refrigerator door.
The maze-like restaurant designed by Rockwell Group features five spaces outfitted in street art commissioned from Kenny Scharf, Cleon Peterson, Vhils, Pose, Martha Cooper, DabsMyla, Slick, and more.
After walking into the restaurant, diners find a tunnel painted by New York City-based graffiti artist CES, who pays homage to New York City’s street art of the 1980s and ’90s with tags from graffiti legends such as Seen, P-Nut, Blaze, and Stay High 149.
Street art photographer Martha Cooper has a gallery of some of her most noteworthy photographs that document the ’70s and ’80s graffiti and hip-hop scenes in New York City.
Palms’ creative director Tal Cooperman curated the collection that includes: “Process of Predomination” by CES (Robert Provenzano) in the tunnel entrance, a mural by Kenny Scharf, “Endless Night” by Cleon Peterson in the dining room, “King of the Cage” by RISK (Kelly Graval) complete with a Big Boy statue in the lounge, a three-dimensional mural “Scratching the Surface project” by Vhils in the dining room, “Morse” by Jordan Pose, “LV Hands AKA Logan 5” by Slick, a mural by DabsMyla in the private dining room, and “Raging Bulls” by Bikisimo in the dining room.