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04.20.15 Bucky Turco

On Saturday, renowed interventionist and public art veteran Ron English finished up his mural at the Houston Bowery Wall. It’s a patchwork American flag comprised of the many corporate parodies he has done over the past two decades as unsanctioned billboards or paintings, punctuated by a very angry-looking Hulk-like toddler. I asked him why he […]

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04.17.15 Bucky Turco

On Friday, OG urban artist Ron English began to roll-out his work on the Houston-Bowery Wall, literally. Perched on a scissor lift with two assistants, he could be seen busily slathering the surface with wheatpaste and gluing up panels that depict some of his most iconic (and potentially polarizing) Popaganda imagery. One of the pieces […]

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04.16.15 Bucky Turco

After months of renovations by Goldman Properties, the new and improved Bowery Wall has been unveiled. On Friday, noted billboard liberator and POPaganda painter Ron English will begin embellishing the legendary location that has featured the very public work of dozens of artists, some done without permission, over the decades. English offered a tease on […]

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09.24.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s new feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, Rong English. This week, POPaganda maestro artist Ron English gives us amazing visual insight into his process. […]

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06.29.12 Bucky Turco

Artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, RISK, and TrustoCorp are putting up work for the London Pleasure Gardens to help promote the 2012 Olympics, prompting the BBC to manufacture a story and ask whether their craft is “inspirational or offensive.” In addition to the legal stuff they were commissioned to do, the quartet also added some […]

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06.12.12 Marina Galperina

Last night, Opera Gallery hosted the opening of Ron English and Chris Brown’s joint art show, “Dum English.” We went. We saw. We tried very hard to judge Chris Brown’s art only. […]

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05.25.12 Marina Galperina

“America is the greatest country. Where else can a debt-saddled impoverished citizen support a supersized physique? Mickey has replaced the eagle as the national symbol, debt is the American form of crucifixion and toys are the new format for honest political dialogue.” […]

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02.17.12 Marina Galperina

So, you heard that Shepard “Shep” Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal will be on the Simpsons on March 4th, right? Right then. […]

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01.25.12 Marina Galperina

Revved up for the 2012 elections? Is listening to the latest vicious nonsensical soundbites from the Republican debates making you angry? Well, here’s something Ron English sent us: Barack Obama as the Hulk. Rargh!!! You can’t buy it. It’s not a toy. You can’t put it on your bedside to pray to it like a […]

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10.12.11 Marina Galperina

POPagandist extraordinaire Ron English celebrates his English 101 show at Post No Bills in Venice/LA by slipping some Cap’n Corn Starch and Killfrog’s Sugar Smack among the more lucratively packaged cereal at a local Ralph’s grocery store in an intervention dubbed Short Shelf Life. […]

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