i play with dolls: Contemporary Artists as Action Figures

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i play with dolls: Contemporary Artists as Action Figures

 

i came across this slideshow of contemporary artists as actions figures. kind of hilarious. above is the banksy doll

Mike Leavitt has a giant Art Army. Hand-crafted from scratch out of 20 to 30 custom-made parts, each lil famous artist busts out with physical likeness and personal aesthetic sensibility. His grinning Jeff Koons is karmically turning into a big balloon animal. Matthew Barney is in full-on Cremaster Cycle mode, Takashi Murakami is mid-metamorphosis into a psychotic Kawaii toon, and Julian Schnabel comes with a removable ceramic plate halo. And those are just his freshest four!

The Seattle-based proud Pratt drop-out is having a solo show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery later this year. Meanwhile, enjoy Ron English a-clowning, Banksy a-pranking, and Damien Hirst getting sliced.

this is  Takashi Murakami

see the full set at

http://flavorwire.com/164944/our-favorite-contemporary-aritsts-as-action...

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Hilarious and poignant commentary on artists and celebrity identity

Anybody seen the dolls of KAWS? They are fantastic.

KAWS is getting really big. His paintings were as a solo on the Armory and last year he had a show here in Europe at Emmanuel Perrotin, one of the leading contemporary art Paris galleries. That show was sold out before the opening...

Here are some pictures of that show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyfamousartists/sets/72157625546402561/

maybe i should get these for my kids ;)

And what would the mass production of these things say?

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