Ron English

Ron English is widely considered to be one of the seminal figures in the ever-growing culture jamming movement; artists and activists subvert an existing advertisement to send out their own message or encourage free thought. He has pirated more than a thousand billboards over the last 20 years, replacing existing advertisements with his own cleverly designed “subvertisements.”

Ron is also a world renowned painter whose work is included in prominent collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris and the Whitney Museum in New York. Ron has designed murals for the Guggenheim Children’s Fund and created an anti-drug campaign for the United Nations’ International Drug Control Program in Kazakhstan. More recently he created the original artwork in the documentary Super Size Me (2004). His crazy pop creatures have turned into toys and he has his own feature length documentary called Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English.

See www.popaganda.com for more subversion.

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