Status Factory is a new hardcover art book by contemporary artist Ron English that features his new paintings and street art installations. It is currently available to purchase from Amazon and Last Gasp Books. A book release party and signing will be taking place at Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 13th from 2 – 6 PM and at the Desert Island comic book store in New York City on Thursday, July 17th from 7 – 9 PM.
In his paintings, English perverts and subverts the establishment, poking fun at religion, consumerism, and blind obedience to popular culture. He uses humor as a wake-up call, and renders it with meticulous brush strokes. Ron English populates alternate versions of “The Last Supper” and “Guernica” with cartoon characters, drops camouflaged clowns on dinosaurs, and births incredible creatures from his fertile imagination. Among reinterpretations of familiar characters like Ronald McDonald and Mickey Mouse, you’ll find three-eyed rabbits, udderly delicious cowgirls, grinning skulls, and many more. In addition to over 180 images from his paintings, Status Factory includes over 100 photographs of English’s street art installations, subverted billboards, and other public art. An afterword by the artist delves into his creative process, explaining how source materials are transformed into his riveting images. Luxuriously printed on heavy art paper, this large-format coffee table book showcases Ron English’s art beautifully.
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