Thursday, August 21, 2008

Deconstructing Dead Toons...

South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee's exhibit, Animatus, is currently in Basel, Switzerland at the natural history museum. An odd place for an art exhibit, right?

Well, not for skeletons.

The resin pieces were meticulously crafted using techniques used by palaeontologists to approximate the skeletal structure of creatures. Mr. Lee just happened to have the ingenious idea of turning it on our favorite cartoon critters.

Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Donald Duck, Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, and several others.

The morbid creations have caused quite a stir and many laughs. The exhibition runs through August 31st.


Cullan Hudson said...

WOW! That is sooo cool. I hope the museum gift shop sells replicas to take home with you. That would be sweet!

Liam said...

I wish they'd label them better on the site as to what's what, without skin it's hard to tell some of them.

Anonymous said...

I think that is pretty cool. Great idea!!