'Basquiat Boxer Everlast' by Ron English, 2021
37 x 26 Inches
94 x 66 Centimeters
10-color screen print on hand-deckled 410gsm Somerset Satin fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 150 (#84/150)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Includes original artist-signed 1xRUN COA.
ABOUT THE ART
"Using a mixture of imagery, medium, and process referenced from masters who have spoken to and through me such as Warhol, Pollack and Picasso, combined with idiosyncratic cherrypicking of populist totems from fast food to cartoons, I am constructing running narratives of my many alter egos butting headfirst into the Grand Illusion, where cultural norms are questioned and exposed."
– Ron English
Ron English (born 1966) is an American contemporary artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising. His signature style employs a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, including comic superhero mythology and totems of art history, to create a visual language of evolution. He is also widely considered a seminal figure in the advancement of street art away from traditional wild-style lettering and into clever statement and masterful trompe l’oeil based art.
English has created illegal murals and billboards that blend stunning visuals with biting political, consumerist and surrealist statements, hijacking public space worldwide for the sake of art since the 1980s. He remains one of the most collected and prolific pop artists of the last 2 decades.