Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ron English : America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast

On our latest trek into New York City, we came across Ron EnglishPOPaganda pop-up shop in NYC's Meat Packing District.

Ron English at his current POPaganda NYC pop-up.

Located at 72 Gansevoort Street, it features iconic items from within the POPaganda vault. 

New York City residents are familiar with Ron's grafitti art which have graced its city walls.

Houston-Bowery wall mural, Lower Manhattan

Temper Tots at Mulberry, Little Italy NYC

One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. 

English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones - from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters. 

This includes MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie “Supersize Me,” and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election. 

Other characters carousing through English’s art, in paintings, billboards, and sculpture include three-eyed rabbits, udderly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls. 

Blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast, this current pop-up does not disappoint. 

Inside visitors are treated to lots of fun stuff - tee shirts, toys, kooky art as well as events and signings. 

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