Death and the Eternal Forever
Death and the Eternal Forever

Death and the Eternal Forever

By Ron English, Afterword by Mike McGee

ART

176 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: August 2014

ISBN 9780957664920

Rights: US & CA

Korero Press (Aug 2014)

Price: $34.95
 
 

Overview

The latest work from one of America's most prolific and recognizable artists  A highly-anticipated new collection of paintings by one of the most influential, prolific, and recognizable 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. This 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 will be of interest to all designers, painters, illustrators, graffiti and street artists, and art collectors. It includes several reworkings of Pablo Picasso's iconic Guernica.

Reviews

"The brilliant guerilla artist notorious for replacing corporate billboards and advertisements with satirical and pointed attacks on consumer culture."  —New York Magazine

"One of the art world's most effective and visually candid critics of this or any troubled time."  —Juxtapoz

"A latter-day American hero, a Robin Hood who does not so much steal from the rich as steal the rich's thunder by making their products seem wicked or idiotic."  —Guardian

Author Biography

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.