mike leavitt: the art army mike leavitt: the art army
sep 22, 2011

mike leavitt: the art army

‘the art army’ by mike leavitt all images courtesy mike leavitt (above) ‘jeff koons’, 2011

‘the art army’ by seattle-based artist michael leavitt is a collection of handcrafted action figures that depict well-known artists in the manner of their individual work and style. including the likes of takashi murakami (with removable glasses), jeff koons (with poseable balloon penis), and ai weiwei (with removable digital camera and articulating cell phone phallus), the series is a part of leavitt’s on-going work where he explores the phenomenon of idolization within the world of contemporary art and culture.

each figurine is fabricated from scratch using coloured polymer clay and feature at least 20 to 30 body part pieces . no more than 10 editions of each model is built and comes with a choice of three display configurations: hand-built recloseable package, custom diorama background, or a glass dome and plastic base.

to see more models from the series, click here to visit michael leavitt’s website.

the project is currently on view at new york’s jonathan levine gallery until 8, october, 2011.

detail and making of ‘jeff koons’

‘ai weiwei’, 2011

‘takashi murakami’, 2011

from above

‘cy twombly’, 2011

detail views

‘damien hirst’, 2011

‘richard serra’, 2011

artist’s sketches

via artinfo

  • mike has a problem!

    freaky says:
  • love it

    dbkii says:
  • great…reducing the big names to their most recognized works.
    this figures would look awesome on my desk

    [url=http://www.carstenaltmann.de] caal [/url]

    _caal_ says:
  • Genius!

    Are they going into production?
    Can I collect them all?
    They would look great next my Amos toys and original Stars Figures

    dextersdragon says:

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