Death and the Eternal Forever is the new book from fine artist and street art legend Ron English. In this collection of visually astonishing and bitingly funny work, English explores his belief that all art is a futile attempt to cheat death, and death is the thing that gives all art meaning. Featuring more than 170 of the artist’s iconic paintings, sculpture, and vinyl figures, Death and the Eternal Forever teems with fantastically twisted creatures, from three-eyed rabbits and his signature udderly delicious cowgirls to grinning skulls. The book is published by independent publishing house Korero Press.
Having been a fan of Ron’s “POPaganda” work for some time now this is the perfect chance to add to my collection of artist’s books. The Atomica Gallery represent a great number of artists including Nick Sheehy (aka Showchicken), Luke Thomas and Tom Bagshaw, and I ashamedly haven’t spent anywhere near enough time there since it’s relocation, so now it’s time to make amends.
The book launch takes place this Thursday 31st July at Atomica Gallery - 29 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AP. There are 50 signed copies of the book as well as free beer (Huber Beer), music plus the promise of some extras. I’m assuming they are not referring to ‘extras’ like the ones offered in the seedy massage parlour your drunk uncle visits.
If you are unable to attend the launch or make an in-store visit, Death and the Eternal Forever is available online via Korero Press here.