Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
We’ve seen art immortalizing music icons and we’ve seen art immortalizing movie icons. But rarely do we get to see one having sex with the other. That’s exactly what’s currently on display at Gallery 1988 Melrose in Los Angeles, a super twisted art exhibit by a group calling themselves The Butcher Kings.
The Butcher Kings consist of Alex Pardee (who has been on this site numerous times) and Skinner. Together they’ve taken all the properties we love in pop culture: Star Wars, Alien, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, He-Man, you name it, and either combined them with something completely different and subversive or just made them totally gross and hilarious. For example, in reference to the second sentence, there’s a piece called “F*** The Police” featuring Easy-E from NWA having doggie-style sex with a T-1000 from Terminator 2. It’s that kind of show.
Check out a bunch of the images after the jump. Be warned, though. Some are NSFW.
These are just a few of the images in The Butcher Kings show. To see them all (and even buy one if you’re so inclined) head to the Gallery 1988 website. Mouse of each of these for their title.
Pretty crazy stuff huh? And that’s some of the more tame stuff. If you’re finding these hard to describe, here are some quotes from famous celebrities who tried:
A stunning example of how many monsters exist within the confines of pop culture and a funny brand new take on characters that have been cemented in our collective conscience. -Pete Wentz
Pardee and Skinner conjure up images that you might see in a sweaty dream after a night of heavy drinking and late night street meat eating. These are the images you’d never share with anyone for fear they’d think you were disturbed. Part terrifying part familiar, they are modern day clown portraits that used to hang in your family’s doctor’s office. In other words I love it. -Paul Scheer
The show will be on display through October 29 at 7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Visit gallery1988.com for more info.