Please don't drool on this 15-foot mural honoring classic Star Wars figurines
Artist Robert Burden has carved his own niche as a painter of classic children’s toys. His latest piece is a 15-foot-wide mural celebrating classic Star Wars toys.
His work spans my childhood: Voltron, Captain America, GI Joe. A personal favorite is this portrait of Krang, inspired by the 1988 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figurine of the same name. I like the rich gold and blues in the painting, but my favorite decision is the custom golden Krangs built into the frame.
On a superficial level, Burden’s paintings call to mind Kehinde Wiley‘s work, which use classic portraits and styles on modern subjects. Though that’s really where the comparison ends. Not to say I don’t enjoy Burden’s paintings. I would be honored to have this…
Source:: The Verge