Damn this is cool.
Taking a chisel to marble, sculptor Mauro Perucchetti put a superhero twist on Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” painting by sculpting the “World’s Finest” lineup of Batman and Superman (with Superman apparently ironically modeled after a self-portrait of the artist himself). Originally displayed as a focal piece of his “Modern Day Heroes” installment at the Halcyon Gallery in London back in 2010, the work has since been displayed at several venues around the world. The statue’s blank white exterior stands in contrast with much of his more recent work, which includes brightly colored translucent glass sculptures of police batons, skulls, grenades, gel capsules, hypodermic needles and other icons associated with death and modern stigmas. Of course, he also sculpted the Buddha in Skittle hues, returning once again to an irreverently infusing religious symbolism with his pop culture sensibilities. See more images of Perucchetti’s “Modern Heroes” sculpture, along with a video of it on display as part of a wider outdoor exhibit, after the jump