When we posted the Hipster Nativity set two years ago on the official Facebook If It’s Hip, It’s Here page, we received a ton – and I mean TON- of comments (the video has over 4,000 comments, many referring to sacrilege). This Nativity Set is bound to cause a similar reaction amongst believers. Artist Ron English’s New Nativity Scene is for those who believe more in Science and Evolution than The Almighty. Read more
Pop Culture artist Ron English has long incorporated pop culture icons into paintings from well-known artists like Picasso, Manet and Warhol.
His “Secret History of KISS” continues the tradition by applying the famous face make up worn by Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss of the rock band KISS onto the faces of maidens and Madonnas in the well-known paintings of the Old Masters.
These were exhibited as “The Secret History of Kiss” at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco:
Apples and Oranges:
Frehley With fruit:
Here Comes The Son:
Kissed By An Angel:
Lady In Waiting:
Peter and Paul:
The Great Paint Baptism:
Kiss The Bride:
Kiss The Bride (detail):
These lesser seen images, below, were on exhibit in 2007 at Basel Miami Beach, courtesy the Shooting Gallery: