Chris Brown and Ron English merge the worlds of Art and Music At “Dum English” Art Exhibition – Opera Gallery in NYC

Chris Brown and Ron English merge the worlds of Art and Music At “Dum English” Art Exhibition – Opera Gallery in NYC

17 June 2012,   By ,   0 Comments

DUM ENGLISH /DƏMENGLISH/ V., A REVOLUTIONARY ARTISTIC COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHRIS BROWN DERIVED FROM MECHANICAL DUMMY AND STREET ARTIST RON ENGLISH WHERE PARODIC POST MODERNISM INSPIRES AN ENTIRE CULTURE, LAUNCHES WITH DUM ENGLISH ART EXHIBIT AND LIMITED EDITION TOY COLLECTIBLES PRODUCED BY GARAGEWORKS INDUSTRIES AND MADE BY MONSTERS

June 12th, 2012: The art & music world came out to celebrate Grammy-winning musician Chris Brown’s debut as a contemporary street artist with mentor and legendary modern artist Ron English last night at the Opera Gallery in NYC.  The “Dum English” exhibit was a paradoxical postmodern themed display of works featuring mixed media art by Chris Brown who was debuting his work for the first time in NY at famed Opera Gallery, presented by Hennessy. The exhibit also featured a myriad of pieces by Ron English and also  marked the New York launch of the DUM English Toy Collection, an exclusive line of collectible toys and art sculptures created by Brown and English along with sculpture manufacturers Garageworks Industries and leading toy producers Made by Monsters.

Among those who came to support Chris and Ron and their collaborative, were a perfect blend of the music, fashion and the art industry elite including Busta RhymesDJ Khaled, June Ambrose, Justin Combs, NY Giant Ramses Barden, BET’s Steven Hill, Jonathan Cheban, Tika Sumpter and artist Kid Zoom and Sucklord and representatives from Christian Dior, YSL, Public School & Philip Lim, YSL and D&G.   Keeping up with the high energy of the gallery, DJ MOS spun tracks and was joined by a string quartet from the NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, that Chris Brown personally chose in an effort to support and inspire local arts and performing arts programs.  Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres by Jamaican hipster restaurant Miss Lily’s catering, a wide assortment of DUM English-branded mini cupcakes byGeorgetown Cupcakes, and themed drinks created especially for the launch by Hennessy. 100 percent of sales proceeds from Chris Brown’s art work will support art initiatives by The Symphonic Love Foundation, which aims to provide support and funding for a wide variety of music and arts youth programs.

The DUM English Toy Collection will be available for purchase at Toy Tokyo in NYC and the Corey Helford Gallery in LA. For information on purchasing Chris Brown original artwork benefitting The Symphonic Love Foundation-  please contact: sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com

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For information on Chris Brown contact: Bradley Frank
For information about Dum English contact: Tammy Brook at FYIPR tammy@fyipr.com