A piece titled "Get Out of Jail Free or We Will Charge You" by RETNA in the West 23rd street gallery.
With every successful artist, you look at his or her work and immediately recognize it. When you see a Hirst, you know it’s a Hirst; when you look at a Picasso, you know it’s a Picasso. I think RETNA has that quality as well. There is a uniqueness and mystery behind his work. I also appreciate his work ethic; he works for hours on end and still manages to go back to where he came from, that is, the murals and the street walls. I find the dynamic between high art and so-called street art appealing. It’s time-sensitive…or time-relevant. Simply said, RETNA’s work holds its own ground.