After my recent anti-ad rant, I found these words by Banksy almost poetic. I sighed. It’s perfect. If only all billboards were this awesome.
I watched a documentary on the contemporary pop artist Ron English recently. He is probably most famous for defacing public billboards in America. He covers legitimate advertisements on prominent billboard with his own version of pop culture.
I recently mentioned that graffiti artists should go out and buy canvases like the rest of us, but this guy should be allowed to deface any billboard he chooses! It’s probably a contradiction to support an artist that covers advertising billboards with his own “POPaganda” and not artists that paint buildings and trains, but Ron English is trying to make people think.Continue Reading