fremont casino


July 27, 2016



Popular with locals and the growing number of supporters of Downtown Las Vegas, the wall of the old Western Hotel and Casino at Fremont and 9th Streets used to read “Viva Lost Vegas.” When the wall was damaged during the installation of the 2014 Life Is Beautiful festival British artist Dean Stockton, aka D*Face, was asked to create a new work for this space. While D*Face is best known for his trademark comic book-style characters this work is a significant departure artistically. Aside from style however, Widewalls says Stockton’s work “critiques the modern world, in particular, consumerism and the American Dream” so maybe this commentary is in some ways less of a departure than we thought. @dface_official @lifeisbeautiful