Celebrity caricatures by Piven
July 2, 2003 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Piven World - a fun flash portfolio of celebrity caricatures and portraits. I like his witty technique of incorporating "defining" objects. (via oink!)
posted by madamjujujive (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
madamj, thanks for a great post! [this is good]

I had seen a couple of these when they appeared in magazines, but had not appreciated the overwhelming talent behind 'em. What a superb caricaturist. His brash confidence in broad, simple strokes is reminiscent of Hirschfeld, though the technique itself is almost the opposite.

And yeah, the "defining" objects are great, adding another dimension to the visual humor - I especially like the eyes on Dick Cheney and "Zigmund" Freud. Thanks again!
posted by soyjoy at 8:05 AM on July 2, 2003

Those are remarkably evocative. Thanks, mjj!
posted by Songdog at 8:37 AM on July 2, 2003

Wonderful and witty! But check it out: I can only think of one or two items that might be the thing that is Macaulay Caulkin's mouth (third row, fourth from last), and none of them are are things I'd ordinarily want near my mouth...

Could this be a remark than the Home Alone kid is a good argument for birth control?
posted by taz at 9:07 AM on July 2, 2003

mac culkin's mouth looks like a toilet plunger.
posted by pxe2000 at 9:36 AM on July 2, 2003

Very, very cool. Thx!
posted by widdershins at 11:22 AM on July 2, 2003

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