Author(s): Ron English
A highly-anticipated new collection of paintings by one of the most influential, prolific and recognisable artists today. Death and the Eternal Forever explores the belief that all art is the futile attempt to cheat death and death is the thing that gives all art meaning. An important look at the work of an artist who has been a seminal figure in the culture jamming and street art movements of the last 25 years. Includes several reworkings of Pablo Picasso's iconic Guernica. America's premier pop iconoclast, Ron English continues to dominate the genre 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, his work is populated with a vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, such as 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. As America's premier pop iconoclast he's played himself on" The Simpsons." He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.