Action figures of famous painters and modern artists

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U.S. artist Mike Leavitt made this set of action figures of famous painters, street artists, filmmakers and celebrated musicians. These heavily detailed, interactive sculptures (also known as “action figures” by many in the West) are sculpted with polymer clay and mixed media by Leavitt. 95% of the color is done by mixing pigmented clay. Hidden features are built into some of the figures to make them more interesting.

Some of these action figures are for sale and prices are from $400 up to $1000.

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Banksy, world’s most famous street artist from United Kingdom and his identity is still unknown. His artworks are often satirical pieces of art on subjects such as ethics, politics and culture.


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Ron English is an American contemporary artist born who explores popular brand imagery and advertising. His signature style employs a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, including comic superhero mythology and totems of art history, to create a visual language of evolution. He is also widely considered a seminal figure in the advancement of street art away from traditional wild-style lettering .


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Dr.D is a British street artist containing a collection of  billboard cut and paste modifications and subversive poster paste ups. He is famous for doing a political messages on streets of London.


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“Big Daddy” Ed Roth (1932 –  2001) was an artist and cartoonist who created the hot-rod icon Rat Fink and other extreme characters. As a custom car builder, Roth was a key figure in Southern California’s Kustom Kulture and hot-rod movement of the 1960s.


david-lynch-action-figure David Keith Lynch, a  filmmaker and visual artist, famous for distinctive and unorthodox approach to narrative filmmaking (dubbed Lynchian), which has become instantly recognizable to many audiences and critics worldwide. Lynch’s films are known for nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulously crafted sound design.


craola-figure Greg “Craola” Simkins is a artist weaving pop culture, the old masters, nature, carnival kitsch, and (most importantly) his warped imagination, that makes Greg Simkins a sought-after surrealist painter today. Simkins’ artwork currently appears in galleries throughout the United States.


chueh-action-figure Luke Chueh is an artist, and is generally considered to be a member of the lowbrow, or pop surrealism, art movement, though he has disdain for the term. He is a painter and graphic designer active in the artist community in Los Angeles.


audrey-kawasaki-action-figu Audrey Kawasaki, is a Los Angeles-based painter, known for her distinctive, erotically charged portrayals of young, adolescent women. Her works are oil paintings painted directly onto wood panels, and her style has been described as a fusion of Art Nouveau and Japanese manga.


andy-warhol-figure Andy Warhol, was a painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons.


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Amy Sol is an American artist of Korean ancestry, who lives in Las Vegas. She is a member in good standing of a loose knit community of artists practicing Pop Surreal, Lowbrow, or, as Robert Williams defines it, “cartoon-tainted abstract surrealism.” She typically paints upon treated wooden panel, incorporating the grain of the wood into the painting. Her style integrates both narrative and figurative styles with the mystic.


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David Byrne is a Scottish-born musician and artist arguably most associated with his role as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo projects on record, and worked in a variety of media, including film, photography, opera, and Internet-based projects.

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