“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

Zombie Jobs 2011-

Posted by The G on October 17, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Me.

Zombie Jobs 2011-

Zombie Jobs 2011-

Love this!  People really think Steve Jobs is a hero and I am not disputing he’s done some great things.  However, he turned half of the computer-using population into Apple snobs and devices such as the I-pod have given the world a shorter attention span than they had before.  Is that heroic?  Here’s something indisputable – live while you can because amassing billions of dollars will not save you from death.

 

NOBODY Misses Steve Jobs

Posted by The G on October 15, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G. Art by TMNK.

Nobody Misses Steve Jobs

Nobody Misses Steve Jobs

This is a Steve Jobs memorial outside the Apple Store in SoHo, New York.  As you can see, NOBODY misses Steve Jobs.

iDead

Posted by The G on October 9, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

I Dead

I Dead

There’s no Jobs anymore.

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