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Ron English

The Art of Cheating Death

Ron English | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Art that has outlived its creator exists beyond the reach of death, and its ultimate purpose may be to preserve the high marks of human consciousness for unborn generations.

Street Art: It's Not Meant to be Permanent

Ron English | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Ron English

I did a huge mural in downtown LA last year and felt very blessed to get a chance to do such a big space. Recently the building buffed over it, and people have asked me how I feel about it.

Culture, Courtesy of [Your Name Here]

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Last month in Santa Monica, I attended a multiplatform art event sponsored by Audi to promote their new A3. As many friends of this page know, I do not drive a car, so I'm not all that well-equipped to judge, but the car looks really nice.

My Iconic Characters and Their Representations

Ron English | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Now I conjure my eight-year-old self to help me remember what he saw so that I can make it for him: Imagination in return for the skills to render his vision. I call it stealing candy from my inner child.

15 Captivating Works Of Art That Challenge The McDonaldization Of Society

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

Since its founding 60 years ago, McDonald's has played a near-ubiquitous role in pop culture. At times, it can feel like there's an ad for or referenc...

Why I Paint Guernica

Ron English | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Guernica for me is a modern template, just as the Madonna and Child is an ancient template. There are many templates in art, shells upon which the ...

Why I Paint Mickey Mouse

Ron English | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Ron English

I remember making a painting of Mickey Mouse as a young child. I didn't think of it as a subversive act. I was just rendering a beloved character that...

Highlights From the 2014 L.A. Art Show

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 03.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The 2014 L.A. Art Show came and went without a hitch. It was great to see so many people interested and appreciating art as Los Angeles sits on the cusp of becoming a world-class cosmopolitan metropolis due to its creativity and sphere of influence around the globe.

WYNWOOD?

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 02.03.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

'Twas the week before Basel, when all through the hood Creatures were stirring, in anticipation of good; The murals were sprayed on the walls with car...

LISTEN: EMU Coach Fired For This 'Inappropriate Language'

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke says fired football coach Ron English used "wholly inapp...

The Current State of Muralism (Part V)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

As many gang members, graffiti writers, and taggers came of age within the spectrum of the '92 Riots, a different type of cultural adaptation began to develop.

Thoughts on the Painting Process

Ron English | Posted 12.22.2013 | Arts
Ron English

Each step in the process is an opportunity to enhance the final product, which is usually a lot more intriguing than the original thought in my head and a lot easier to share. And, not unlike children, paintings have a rich life beyond the easel that is beyond your control.

David Sands

Eastern Market's Art Scene Gets A Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit

This weekend's "Mayan apocalypse" will mark a time of great transition for one popular art venue. In a nod to the end of the Mayan Calendar, 323East i...

You Wish Your Imagination Was This Twisted

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

Ron English broke into the art scene as a student in the 1980s, hi-jacking billboards and replacing them with his own work. His irreverent pop culture...

Celebrating The Rolling Stones Through Art

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts

In 1962, arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time formed in London. A half-century later, The Rolling Stones remain a powerful force on the...

Morgan Spurlock Gives Los Angeles a Taste of 'New Blood' in Gallery Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock injects his passion for bold, brash and modern paintings into the art scene by curating "New Blood," which includes all original works from established artists and the new blood they chose to exhibit with them.

(R)evolution in Rock: The Art Takes Los Angeles by Storm

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.

Ron English: Your Favorite POPaganda Prankster

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Ron English is an outlaw of sorts, known for converting cultural icons into agitprop creations that make us pause and reconsider the objects, cultural...

'The Simpsons' Newest Guest Star Is ...

Posted 02.16.2012 | Los Angeles

If you think that street art can look a little cartoonish, you're right -- at least you will be on March 4th. LA street artists are taking over "Th...

Ron English Discusses His Pop Surrealism (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

Ron English's latest collection, "The Seasons of Supurbia," is a journey through pop surrealism, realized in English's universe as tableaus of toys with twisted features in a foreboding landscape.

WATCH: Haiku Reviews: Space Sculpture, Drag Opera And Piano History

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a biweekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradit...

The Complexities, Realities and Mysteries of Relationships: This Artweek.LA (November 21, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush

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'South Park', King Tut & Kobe: Highlights This Week

Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

It's been a wild ride on HuffPost Arts: from Kobe Bryant's smart car shenanigans to bizarre "South Park"-inspired art, from the greatest museums never...

'Art In The Streets' Brings The Fire To MOCA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.14.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Yes, Banksy is here. The giant "Art in the Streets" show opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles gives a patch of real e...

Bizarre 'South Park' Art

ARTINFO | Posted 06.10.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

The cast of "The Book of Mormon" on opening night at Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York / Courtesy Getty Images NEW YORK--With the "The Book of Mor...