Ron English: Skin Deep

Ron English, the American ‘guerilla artist’ whose work is said to have inspired Banksy, is the subject of a new exhibition at London’s Lazarides Gallery (running through July 23.)

One of English’s best-known works depicts Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse breasts.¬†“I’m from the lower classes, so I had no exposure to art when I was growing up,” English told¬†The Independent. “All I knew was comic books, Disney and advertising logos …. I’m interested in what images remain, and what gets thrown out and forgotten.”