Downtown’s Cultural Corridor Gains an Eye-Catching New Mural | Las Vegas Weekly
On June 6, artist James Stanford debuted a 154-by-19-foot mural on the Neon Museum’s recently-acquired Reed Whipple building (821 Las Vegas Blvd. N.), titled “From the Land Beyond.” Featuring imagery from Old Vegas casinos, the mural has a cinematic, dreamlike quality.
Stanford, 72, says he has “experienced every change that’s come down” in Las Vegas. With this work, he nods to past iconography—the Dunes’ sultan and the Stardust’s sign and Easter Island-style Aku-Aku heads—in a piece intended to act as the “gateway to the Neon Museum,” which stands across the street.