Label: Hot Doc Records - (none) • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz •
Post a Comment. Click on photos to enlarge. Tuesday, January 28, Ron English. I'll bet this is a billboard image you won't soon forgetRon English's Marlboro Boy. He's so relevant that an irreverent protest idea conceived one night can be seen painted or silkscreened the following afternoon by thousands on a pirated urban billboard. How do you pirate a billboard? You simply climb up to its lofty heights and paste your message or image over the existing advertisement or sometimes a blank space, or on the side of a building.
It's not for those squeamish about heights or getting arrested. It's called "subvertising," and it has made Ron English the man he is today. Ron English is from Dallas, Texas, born in either, ordepending upon your source. We can assume he was there but just can't remember what year it was.
That, alone says a lot about Ron English. Ron English makes me laugh. Few artists today can do that. He also makes me think--and more importantly, re think.
Ron English - From Now To Then me, he's no great fan of McDonald's, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, beer, guns, breakfast cereal, sugar, Wall Street, and virtually anything with the words "King Size" on it. More recently he has been the subject of a short documentary on his own, Popaganda, the Art and Subversion of Ron English click the clip at bottom.
If you want a glimpse of what art will be like during the remainder of the 21st century, look at Ron's contribution. You'll see humor, a touch of anger, excellent technical prowess, lots and lots of Andy Warhol Ron English - From Now To Then , and Post-modern pop--irreverence, but never irrelevance. He's been dubbed "Today's Andy Warhol. His mouse-breasted Red Marilyn is pure English, but there are several Halusit Aikaa (Unohtaa) - Various - Suomalainen 4 that are pure Warhol ala-English.
Like many artists, he has favorite images one might be tempted to call them "hang-ups". Ron English's "subvertising"--creating friends and enemies at the same time.
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