Sep 18, 2020
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, meet Ron English as he discusses his new virtual exhibit, POPaganda.
Known as The Godfather of Street Art, Ron is one of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive. He is credited with graffiti's transition from a sub-cultural form of popular expression, to the decorative, narrative murals seen around the world today. Amongst Ron's innovations is "culture jamming", the act of modifying or hijacking advertising billboards.
Hilary interviews Ron and the owner of Pop International Galleries, Jeff Jaffe, about the virtual exhibit, POPaganda, running now through October 15, 2020.
Ron 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.
Pop International Galleries is thrilled to premiere Ron English with brand new original works on paper and select limited editions. The Ron English POPaganda on Paper exhibition will be available online in Pop International’s POP SHOP.
During these tenuous times, hear from English as he has continued to inspire and create thought-provoking works while overcoming his own personal bout with COVID-19. Delusionville – Ron’s picturesque utopia, somewhere down a rabbit hole – the town’s motto is “If you believe, it doesn’t have to be true” has never been more of a reality than now! America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast reminds us to take a break while embracing life with a sense of humor and a voice to connect us all.
For more information on Ron English, Pop International Galleries, and the virtual exhibit, POPaganda, visit www.popinternational.com or POP in and say hello at Pop International Galleries located at 195 Bowery (at Spring Street) in New York City. The gallery is physically open, albeit with strict adherence to government-mandated guidelines.
Watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPx7fhlf-uE&t=2s.