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Vintage Las Vegas Neon Inspired Silk Scarves

David Tupaz SS19 | Inspired by Shimmering Zen | Featuring Lucky Lady silk scarf

David Tupaz SS19 | Inspired by Shimmering Zen | Featuring Lucky Lady silk scarf

Lucky Lady, a beautiful 54” x 54” hand stitched silk scarf made its fashion debut at New York Fashion Week when it graced David Tupaz’ SS19 couture show. Upon the success of New York, Tupaz presented his designs in Las Vegaswith James Stanford's Shimmering Zen exhibition serving as the backdrop to the show..

The scarves are available for the holidays. Additional designs will be available soon.

Artistic Endeavors: James Stanford's Mandalas | The Snarky Quilter

Architectura Circulo

Architectura Circulo

It has been described as the intersection of Las Vegas and Buddhism. The digital images are intricate, detail-dense, neatly symmetrical, abstract, mandala-like. Most often they’re layers of details cropped from historic photos of Vegas signage and architecture.

Stanford uses the iconic vintage signage of Las Vegas, where he spent his childhood at a time when the town was small and provincial, without access to global culture. His layered images reflect a mirrored geometry that unravels and then recomposes. > Read More

Art Meets Fashion at the Sahara West Library

David Tupaz SS19 | Shimmering Zen by James Stanford | Mark Gunter Photography

David Tupaz SS19 | Shimmering Zen by James Stanford | Mark Gunter Photography

Direct from New York Fashion Week, experience Spring/Summer 2019 couture by David Tupaz at the Sahara West Library this Saturday, November 10, 3:00pm arrivals - 4:00pm show.

The private runway show will be held in The Studio at the Sahara West Library (formerly the Fine Arts Museum) and features James Stanford’s "Shimmering Zen" exhibition as the backdrop for the show.

Tupaz’ couture line was inspired by the art featured in Stanford’s Shimmering Zen exhibition. In the exhibition, Stanford transforms vintage Las Vegas neon signage into contemporary works of art.

To attend, please RSVP to davidmonico5@gmail.com. BY INVITATION ONLY! Space is limited.

‘Zen City’: Artist James Stanford Turns Las Vegas Glitz into ‘Object of Spiritual Reverie’ | Luxury Las Vegas Magazine

Old Tropicana

Old Tropicana

The images created by James Stanford are mesmerizing. Built upon photographs of iconic — and often long-gone — Las Vegas signs and scenery layered upon one another, the photo collages resemble mandalas, representations of the universe found in Buddhism.

And if using images of Las Vegas’ glitz to create almost spiritual iconography doesn’t represent a melding of the sacred and the profane, what would?

Stanford is a native Las Vegan and pioneering local artist whose latest exhibition, “Shimmering Zen,” highlights his nearly 40 years of work creating photo collages that become more than mere visual trickery. > Read More

‘Zen City’: Artist James Stanford Turns Las Vegas Glitz Into ‘Object of Spiritual Reverie’ | Luxury Las Vegas Magazine

Binions (Detail)

Binions (Detail)

The images created by James Stanford are mesmerizing. Built upon photographs of iconic — and often long-gone — Las Vegas signs and scenery layered upon one another, the photo collages resemble mandalas, representations of the universe found in Buddhism.

And if using images of Las Vegas’ glitz to create almost spiritual iconography doesn’t represent a melding of the sacred and the profane, what would?

Stanford is a native Las Vegan and pioneering local artist whose latest exhibition, “Shimmering Zen,” highlights his nearly 40 years of work creating photo collages that become more than mere visual trickery.

The show, which debuted in London last year, will run Sept. 21 through Nov. 24 in The Studio at the Sahara West Library. A hardback book featuring 150 of Stanford’s images also will be unveiled Oct. 13 at the Neon Museum, and images by Stanford have been incorporated into a fashion show in New York City by Las Vegas-based designer David Tupaz.

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