Some interesting little sculptures have popped up at New York’s Johnathan LeVine Gallery. Although you’ve never them before, we’re sure you’ll recognise them.
The sculpture series, ‘King Cuts’, is the work of Seattle-based Mike Leavitt (also known as ReMike). His sculptures are intended to question whether it’s ever possible to separate creator from creation.
He’s fused the faces of well-known film directors with the most recognisable features of their famous characters.
They might not always be incredibly flattering, but each piece requires ReMike to focus intently on minute details. Hand-carved from a single block of wood, each piece is 18 inches (45 centimetres) tall, and refocus our attention on the creators behind the lens.
He explains, “I love movies and I love art. The magic overwhelms me. Moviemakers are consumed by their work, similar to the way my own work overtakes my life… That’s why I sculpted their bodies physically devoured by their work.”
Take a look. How many directors can you recognise?
(HINT: Kathryn Bigelow, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson are just a few)