Status Factory by Ron English

Posted by The G on September 13, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Ron English.

Status Factory by Ron English now showing at the Opera Gallery in New York through October 29, 2010

New Yorkers.  Run, don’t walk to check out one of the coolest exhibitions you’ll ever see!  Pop artist Ron English has an amazing exhibit at the Opera Gallery (located in an awesome pop-up space) on 382 West Broadway in New York.  If you’ve never seen the documentary Popaganda about Ron English’s life, it’s highly recommended but not required if you know nothing about him prior to seeing this exhibit.  After you visit the Opera Gallery and see all the wonderful works by this tremendously gifted artist, if you haven’t seen the film (which is being screened in the basement of the exhibit), you’ll definitely add it to the top of your list upon exiting the gallery.  As you can see from these images (which are just a few of the hundreds of works on display), English takes jabs at the gluttonous pop culture generation that we live in in the same vein as Banksy.  The major difference is that Ron English was around 25+ years before Banksy and I think we should all take a few moments to bow down to his greatness.

See some more images of Ron English’s work from this not-to-be-missed exhibition, after the jump.

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