Modern Celebrity PhotosTransformed Into Vintage 1920′s Mugshots

 

New project from Michael Jason Enriquez, who brought you Cholafied a couple months back. Enriquez, still a student in advertising, is quickly developing a strong track record within the visual realm. It seems that he is able to communicate his pop culture impressions with enormous clarity and ease. Pretty unique quality of execution from someone in such an early stage of his career. Big ups.

The new series is entitled Mugshot Doppelgangers. Enriquez has taken some fairly ubiquitous celebrity mugshots and inserted them into an early 20th-century context:

…Our current mugshots of the rich and famous are plastered with every article, and blog these days, but look uninspired and cheap.  That’s why I wanted to bring our celebrity mugshots back to a time when love and care was taken to compose a more artful mugshot – back to the 1920′s…

…We’re so used to seeing celebrity faces on our tv, on blogs, and we even know what their mugshots look like. The tacky looking mugshots we have today are in stark contrast to the mugshots taken in the 1920’s. Vintage mugshots have an eerie beauty to them that’s lost in current mugshot photography…

Definitely someone to keep tabs on in the future. See more Celebrity Mugshot Doppelgangers after the jump.

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Preview: Eric Yahnker Solo Show at The Hole

 

Eric Yahnker‘s first NYC solo show, Virgin Birth ‘N’ Turf, is being held at The Hole, the two-year-old Bowery space that picked up some of the pieces left when Jeffrey Deitch changed coasts. The show, which opens tomorrow night, is looking like quite the banger. Some HUGE (10 ft.) drawings will be on display in addition to sculptural and installation works. See more from Virgin Birth ‘N’ Turf after the jump, and if you’re looking to get even more hyped on the Los Angeles artist, watch our video interview with him from last year.

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Cache

ffff Los Angeles graffiti artist and painter Cache has a new installation he created in conjunction with the Pedals and Prints, a bicycle art show. His installation depicts his version of a bike shop. 

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