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Ron English Exhibition

Ron English Exhibition

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  • Thu 10 May ’12, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Fri 11 May ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 12 May ’12, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun 13 May ’12, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 14 May ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 15 May ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 16 May ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 17 May ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 18 May ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 19 May ’12, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun 20 May ’12, 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Webbs Auction House & Gallery, 18 Manukau Rd, Newmarket


All Ages


Webb's website

Related Artists:

Chris Brown

Webb's is pleased to announce New Zealand's first exhibition by Ron English. English is widely considered to be one of the forefathers of modern street art, and, beginning with his ‘liberated’ billboards of the 1980s in which commercial billboards were illegally altered so that they broadcast political messages, his career has spanned and continued to evolve for more than three decades. Much like the work of contemporaries Banksy and Shepherd Fairey, with whom he has collaborated and exhibited, English’s influence is central to street art’s advancement from a practise focussed on lettering and graphic imagery to a conceptually focussed means of political expression.

As English’s reputation has grown, his unique imagery has continued to pervade contemporary culture. Notably, his hyperrealist depictions of McDonalds branding and advertising imagery were featured prominently in the documentary Super Size Me. Further, his work has graced numerous album covers, including The Dandy Warhol’s Welcome to the Monkey House and more recently, Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. Works by English are held in the permanent collections of Whitney Museum, New York; Everhart Museum, Pasadena; Mauermuseum, Berlin; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Paris. English has recently held a public seminar at Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Exhibition Preview - Thursday 10 May 5:30-7:30pm.
Ron English meet & greet signing event at Webb's - Wednesday 16 May 5-7pm.

Ron English speaking at Semi-Permanent, Auckland 18-19 May 2012:
Semi-Permanent has expanded to 16 speakers this year, presenting a mix of creative minds and disciplines including: Ron English, Wallpaper Magazine, Miss Van, Special Group, Three Drunk Monkeys, Gmunk, Industrial Light & Magic and Alex Trouchet. In addition to the conference, Semi-Permanent offers several side events.

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