Temper Tot Tramples Guernica, Oil on canvas, 80 x 160 x 1.5 inches

Ron English creates hyperrealistic visions of your weirdest pop nightmares – perhaps experienced after a night of fast food, flipping TV channels and ingesting psychedelics. Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, Barack Obama and Tony the Tiger are some of English’s main muses, all squeaky-clean symbols of the American dream with a hint of something sour beneath the surface. Seamlessly shifting between the modes of fine art, graffiti, advertising and activism, English remains the art world's favorite outsider. His glistening depictions never just praise or condemn, but rather capture the energy swirling around a hot topic and pump it full of possibilities like a shiny, new balloon. 

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