“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

R2D2 Is Street Art

Posted by The G on November 28, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

R2D2 Is Street Art

R2D2 Is Street Art

Star Wars on Blu-Ray – In-Store Display

Posted by The G on September 7, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Star Wars on Blu-Ray
Star Wars on Blu-Ray – Out 09/16/11

As much as I love Star Wars, and I love Star Wars a lot, I’ve bought it on VHS, VHS special edition, VHS letterbox and DVD.  I’m not buying it again.  I don’t care how many bonus features there are – and apparently there are a bunch on this new edition that hits streets on September 16, 2011.  Let me know what I am missing!  What I would buy, however, is that really cool documentary on YouTube called “Star Wars Begins” which has a ton of unseen footage.  Release that instead!

R2D2 Is A Spray Paint Can

Posted by The G on August 12, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

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R2D2 Spray Paint Can

R2D2 Spray Paint Can

May the Krink Be With You!

 

 

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