philip karlberg: pin art celebrity portraits for plaza
philip karlberg: pin art   celebrity portraits for plaza philip karlberg: pin art   celebrity portraits for plaza
may 14, 2012

philip karlberg: pin art celebrity portraits for plaza

jackie O wearing burberry sunglasses from ‘pin art’ by philip karlberg, 2012 all images courtesy the artist

designboom has been sent the newest project by swedish photographer philip karlberg. the artist has painstakingly arranged over a thousand wooden pegs on several boards complemented by strategic lighting in order to hint at the faces of well known public figures wearing sunglasses typical to their dress in his new series ‘pin art’. each of the peg-in-hole pieces pictures the likeliness of several famous faces including karl lagerfeldt, john belushi, jackie O, johnny depp, lady gaga, and steve mcqueen wearing contemporary frames upon their wooden visage for plaza magazine. the artist says of his time-intensive project, ‘it was a real challenge to sculpt the faces of some classic wearers of sunglasses. it took me six days to shoot the six faces and around 1,200 sticks were used‘.

johnny depp in armani sunglasses

lsteve mcqueen in persol sunglasses

lady gaga in yves saint laurent sunglasses

karl lagerfeldt in dior homme sunglasses

john belushi in ray ban sunglasses

looking from a side perspective at one of the pin-formed pieces

each of the ”pin art’ pieces easily uphold the contemporary sunglass frames

looking down on the set for the lady gaga piece

a back perspective of the jackie o installation

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