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‘Living sculptures’ of world leaders, artists, and other wackos
08.11.2015
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‘Living sculptures’ of world leaders, artists, and other wackos

Andy Warhol living sculpture
Andy Warhol “living sculpture”
 
Valencia, Spain-based artist Marie-Lou Desmeules is a self taught sculptor whose art consists of creating “live sculptures” using real human models as her “base.” That’s right, underneath every one of these creations is a living, breathing human being who had to endure an arduous makeup lasting probably hours.
 
Silvio Berlusconi as Ronald McDonald living sculpture
Former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi as Ronald McDonald
 
Desmeules has described her art as a form of “surgery” that does not require invasive scalpels or lasers, just massive layers of acrylic paint, plastic, paper and hair. Upon viewing Desmeules’ finished product, one might be inclined to assume it was created at an LSD-induced papier-mâché party.

Desmeules’ intention was to have people consider what really constitutes “beauty” in our current perfection-obsessed society; she is also interested in the expansion of recognized gender roles. More images from Desmeules eye-popping work follows, as well as a time-lapse video of her creating a “living sculpture” of Andy Warhol.
 
Hulk Hogan living sculpture
Hulk Hogan
 
Ncolas Sarkozy living sculpture
Former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy
 
Hannibal Lecter living sculpture
Hannibal Lecter
 
Sylvester Stalone living sculpture
Sylvester Stallone
 
Mariyln Manson living sculpture
Marilyn Manson
 
Artist Keith Harring living sculpture
Artist Keith Haring
 
David Cameron living sculpture
Former PM of the UK, David Cameron
 
Bert of Sesame Street as Travis Bickle
“Bert” of Sesame Street fame as Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver
 
Muammar Gaddafi living sculpture
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi
 

Time-lapse video of the creation of the “living sculpture” of Andy Warhol
 
h/t designboom
 

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