fbpx
tag Sign Up for our Newsletter
Site Logo
Don’t miss out on the art world’s most entertaining newsletter - every Friday. And career news every Tuesday.
Become a members
Move over KAWS, the Coolest New Art Figurines Hail from Ron English
Best known as a New York street artist turned art star...
Entertainment 16 Aug 2018

20180816_ronenglish3_theartgorgeous_

Best known as a New York street artist turned art star, Ron English, who is recognized as the inspiration to Banksy, is still at it in 2018.

Now, English is dropping a new set of limited-edition figurines with Compound. The Police Grin Collectible is a new take on the Made by Monsters release in red, white and gold, only 500 are being produced and they each go for $350.

20180816_ronenglish1_theartgorgeous

While figurines are nothing new to most of us, they’re a great way to start art collecting one of your favorite artists. As English recently said in an interview with Juxtapoz: “Probably the most amazing thing to be an artist is that I own my own life… you know? I can wake up tomorrow morning and decide I am going to make something and create something, and then doing it. There’s nothing in the way. There’s no restrictions.”

20180816_ronenglish2_theartgorgeous

He adds: “I think you are your work. If you’ve been an artist for a long time, then you become your own language. In a weird way I think that you will know more about me if you look into my art than meeting me, you know what I mean?”

Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via hypebeast

You May Also Like

Embracing the Ethereal: An Interview with Helena Rye
Embracing the Ethereal: An Interview with Helena Rye
Weekly Wrap-Up
Weekly Wrap-Up
Hellos And Goodbyes
Hellos And Goodbyes
These artist quotes might help fighting your creative block
These artist quotes might help fighting your creative block
9 Women Ruling The Digital Art World
9 Women Ruling The Digital Art World
The Ultimate Morning Routine For Artists
The Ultimate Morning Routine For Artists

LATEST JOBS

Curator – Public Programmes
Whitechapel Gallery - London, UK
Research Associate, Krasner & Pollock Exhibition
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, USA
Artist Liaison
Art Works Gallery & Advisory - Singapore
Artist Manager
Karimah Ashadu - Germany
ALL 57 JOBS