POPaganda

07.05.2005Osebno

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In the 21th century, art takes on a new image. I discussed it at lenght in my “Just when you think…” post, but here I would like to focus on an artist I like.

Meet Ron English.

I saw a documentary yesterday about his works and it impressed me. Basically what he does is make billboard posters with provocative messages and then goes out and puts them on the billboards, hijacking them. The “Let`s get drunk and kill god” photo in my previous post is his work.

He is responsible for Camel corporation to stop using Joe the Camel as a commercial cartoon. I mean seriously…from this to…this.

This is what I like. An artist, doing his thing outside. And getting through a message nobody wants to hear, but everybody should get to hear. Applicative art. Plus it looks good.