Contemporary artist Ron English has been very busy lately. After creating his iconic fusionÂ portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln in support of the upcoming presidential campaign, Ron has been seen in Denver for the Democratic convention and now returns home to the New York tri-state area to showcase hisÂ famous “Abama” image.
By nowÂ many haveÂ seen Ron English’s “Abama”. The original black and white silkscreen from Upper Playground sold out in minutes. Ron has provided Arrested Motion with some exclusive news for those that are interested in buying the original.
– Thursday, October 2nd Opera Gallery in New York City has put together an event to meet Ron English and hear his story behind the creation of this global image. Opera will be selling the ORIGINAL monotonedÂ Abraham Obama that was painted by Ron English. ThisÂ originalÂ handÂ painted canvas that started it allÂ will available for sale at the reception. Opera Gallery will alsoÂ make available 15 unique canvases each painted in a different color (actual picture above).Â Each 36×24 canvas is silk-screened on painted acrylic, hand drawn/finished by the Ron English himself. Each one is a different colorway and is an unique original.
Abraham Obama discussion with Ron English –
Date: Thursday, October 2nd from 6-9pm
Opera Gallery: 115 Spring St. New York, NY 10012
RSVP: 212.966.6675 or email NYC@operagallery.com
-Â The following day, Ron will also be participating in the Jersey City Art Tour and will be inÂ attendance for signings.Â Jersey City Art Tour, CanCo Lofts, Kick-Off Event/ Artist Signing Oct 3, 6-9pm
Jersey City Art Tour –
Date: Friday, Oct 3rd 6-9pm
CanCo Lofts: 50 Dey St Jersey City, NJ 07306 (201) 876-8686
Ron was also kind enough to provide Arrested Motion with some action shots ofÂ he and his team putting up the giantÂ AbamaÂ installations for the upcoming Surreal Estate Warehouse show.
More photos after the jump.
Thanks Ron for the images!