Sub-Urban Art Project

Street Art Way Below the Street
by Jasper Rees
The New York Times
October 31, 2010

A vast new exhibition space opened in New York City this summer, with a show 18 months in the making. On view are works by 103 street artists from around the world, mostly big murals painted directly onto the gallery”™s walls.

It is one of the largest shows of such pieces ever mounted in one place, and many of the contributors are significant figures in both the street-art world and the commercial trade that now revolves around it. Its debut might have been expected to draw critics, art dealers and auction-house representatives, not to mention hordes of young fans. But none of them were invited.

In the weeks since, almost no one has seen the show. The gallery, whose existence has been a closely guarded secret, closed on the same night it opened. Continue reading “Sub-Urban Art Project”

The Art and Crimes of Ron English to Air on Ovation

Submitted by Michaela Dietz of Ovation TV for Ron English:

Kiss Kids-200Ovation is airing Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English, a film about the culture-jamming and billboard-liberation antics of Ron English. The modern day Robin Hood of Madison Avenue, Ron paints, perverts, infiltrates, reinvents and satirizes modern culture on canvas, in songs, and directly on hundreds of pirated billboards. Shot entirely guerilla-style, the film chronicles the evolution of an artist who offers an alternative universe where nothing is sacred, everything is subverted and there’s always room for a little good-natured fun.

Where: Ovation TV
When: October 24, 2009 at 8pm, 11pm
and October 25, 2009 at 12:00pm

Ron English to Screen “Abraham Obama”

Ron English announces:

The New York premiere of Abraham Obama
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 8pm
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York City
Artist Ron English will be there in person for post-screening Q&A.
Director: Kevin Chapados. 54 min. 2008.


Abraham Obama is a humorous and provocative look at an unprecedented political art movement. Street artist Ron English gathers a crew of professional pranksters and hits the road on a grassroots campaign to make public art and promote Obama’s campaign for the Presidency. Abraham Obama takes us on an unforgettable ride as the stories of Ron English unfold alongside musicians and artists such as Shepard Fairey, Jack Medicine, David Choe, Sam Flores, Will.I.Am, Morgan Spurlock and many others.

Director: Kevin Chapados. 54 min. 2008.
Date & Time: Thu, May 14, 2009, 8:00pm
Location: 92YTribeca Screening Room, 200 Hudson Street – Directions
Code: T-MM5FM33-01
Price: $12.00