February 2 2012

Image of Ken-tastic!

Picture: BG

On Monday I posted a story about French artist Jocelyne Grivaud's modelling of Barbie in the guise of various Old Masters - and issued this challenge:

If somebody cares to send me Action Man in the guise of Michelangelo's David I'll put it up...

Well I'm delighted to say that a reader has accepted - and, voila, above, in what must be a world first, is Barbie's boyfriend Ken as David. Apparently Action Man was out of stock, but that's a good thing because Ken doesn't come with those glued-on blue Y-fronts - and, best of all perhaps, there's no need for a fig leaf (poor Barbie).

The reader writes:

At first I thought it would be a piece of cake, but it was not. 

For instance, in order to recreate the trickier "contrapposto pose" I found myself using a lighter to bend both David´s arm and leg (task which was not fully achieved, I am afraid.) 

Poor Ken! Well, at that point there was no turning back so, carried away by the joy of procrastination, my David was born.

P.S - Please note that I am not crazy, just bored. Tomorrow I will redeem myself by arriving early at the library, to continue with my thesis.

Excellent. Keep them coming!

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