“Empire Peaks” by Michael Leavitt at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on November 25, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Michael Leavitt.

Kim Jong-il vs. Jabba The Hutt

Kim Jong-il vs. Jabba The Hutt

Two years ago, I fell in love with Seattle-based artist Michael Leavitt’s work.  In a show called “The Art Army Royalty” (See pictures here.  Link will open in new window), Leavitt’s sculptures of modern art world superstars perfectly captured the essence of each artist while transforming them into the style or work each artist is most famous for.  His latest exhibit “Empire Peaks” at Jonathan Levine Gallery finds Leavitt juxtaposing Star Wars characters with celebrities and historical figures.  Every single work in the exhibit is a stroke of genius.

Hillary Clinton/Stormtrooper, Angelina Jolie/Slave Girl Leia

Hillary Clinton/Stormtrooper, Angelina Jolie/Slave Girl Leia

Che Guevarra/Boba Fett

Che Guevarra/Boba Fett

Barack Obama / Lando Calrissian

Barack Obama / Lando Calrissian

Michael Jackson / Wicket

Michael Jackson / Wicket

Mike Tyson / Darth Maul

Mike Tyson / Darth Maul

Steve Jobs/C3PO, Albert Einstein/R2D2

Steve Jobs/C3PO, Albert Einstein/R2D2

As you can see, all of these works are brilliant.  You can enjoy them without being a Star Wars fan, but if you love Star Wars, you may find yourself squealing with delight as you peruse the exhibit.  What you cannot see from these photos is the extreme detail in each figure, so I urge you to see them in person.  You have until December 21, 2013, so do not delay!  The Jonathan Levine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street #9E in Manhattan.

Abraham Lincoln / Han Solo

Abraham Lincoln / Han Solo

Happy 45th Birthday, Mike Tyson

Posted by The G on June 30, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  T-Shirt by Penguin Prison.

I Wish Mike Tyson Was My Friend

I Wish Mike Tyson Was My Friend T-shirt by Penguin Prison

“I wish Mike Tyson was my friend,” is a line from the Penguin Prison song “Animal, Animal.”  If you don’t know that song or the music of Penguin Prison, celebrate Mike Tyson’s birthday by taking a listen.  The full lyric is “I wish Mike Tyson was my friend, then I would tell him everything.” The funk is guaranteed to stick to the roof of your Oldsmobile!  Happy birthday Mike!  Don’t bite my ear off!

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