Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2008
Check out this footage from Banksy’s Santa’s Ghetto Exhibition in Bethlehem. Ron English, SWOON, and JetSet Graffiti donated artwork to Santa’s Ghetto and traveled there to paint on the Apartheid Wall and work in solidarity with the elusive British artist Banksy. The effort was made to raise awareness of the horrible reality that faces the Palestinian and Israeli people on a daily basis. Using art as a catalyst for change, these brave artists ventured into a live war-zone to create their unique and distinctive form of street art and make a statement to the world about the horrors of oppression and marginalization of minorities in modern society. The exhibition raised 1 million dollars for the children of Palestine. For more information or to make a donation to the Santa’s Ghetto project, visit www.santasghetto.com
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 04, 2008
As part of New York City’s Project Colorize, actors dressed in all black wore the new color wayfarers and literally stopped traffic for 20 minutes at the unveiling of the first billboard by artist Ron English, one of five to go up in NYC. Project Colorize brings art back to the streets, turning NYC into an open art gallery for the month of July. Other artists commissioned to display their unique artwork include Tara McPherson, Scott Alger, Queen Andrea, and Toofly. Peep more Ron English billboard photos this way…
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2008
You know election fever has truly hit the streets when the endlessly innovative Ron English includes Presidential hopeful McCain in his own campaign: “Popaganda.” This notorious street and gallery artist is still keeping it real after years of highlighting American ironies and hypocrisies on anything from a street corner all the way up to massive Los Angeles billboards. We’re not sure how McCain or Viagra feel about this, but we can say with absolute certainty: this shit is dope.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 03, 2008
Maybe not the first two artists you'd think to exhibit in the same space together, but a double billing of Britain's beloved Adam Neate and America's legendary Ron English at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London is nothing short of eye candy wonder. See the pair’s show captured on film right here…
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Oh Ron, thank you for continuously injecting your Popaganda into our lives. Pop art legend and propaganda master, Ron English has invaded Los Angeles with witty billboards and signs. We saw this hilarious image on Boing Boing, and have to admit, it’s a good look for McCain. Who wouldn’t want a little campaign help from Mr English?
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2008
Sexy, ain’t it? The legendary Ron English reveals his newest creation, Bunnny Rabbbit, at a release and signing event going down at Kidrobot NY Thursday, May 15th at their brand new NYC store on Prince Street. Need details? Head over to kidrobot.com, and we’ll be sure to see you on the 15th.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Last Thursday's bitter cold didn't stop the masses from attending Ron English's latest solo show, Big Picture Pop, at the Opera Gallery in New York City on November 29th. Fans and collectors mingled and marveled at the new works, which were nothing short of stunning. The show's centerpiece was the incredible "Grade School Guernica," which measured an impressive 27 x 11 feet (a foot taller and wider than Picasso's original "Guernica"). For those who missed the opening night, you can visit the gallery before the show closes on Decemeber 29th or the paintings can be viewed at Ron's website, www.popaganda.com. More...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2007
Master Pop-Surrealist Ron English will be having a ginormous solo show, Big Picture Pop, opening this Friday, November 30th at Opera Gallery's NYC digs with a reception starting at 6pm. English's new work is very much a continuation of his pop sensibilities, colorful, satirical, and ripe with socio-political commentary. It's never a disappointment with him, so if you're in the area you should fight the bitter chill and make your way over. The show runs until December 20th; the perfect time for you wealthy jet-setters to get the gift of Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse's face as her breasts. The gift that keeps giving. For more info on the show and a preview of the featured works, go to www.popaganda.com.