Pop culture can be comical – and this artist takes that description literally.
Legendary cartoonist R.Crumb transformed photos of celebrities like Coco Austin, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Paris Hilton into something out of a comic strip in drawings from his Art & Beauty magazines.
The result? Seeing some of your favorite females take on new life as carefully-drawn cartoons – and looking seriously badass.
In honor of the completion of the third volume in the series, David Zwirner Gallery in London is displaying the largest collection of Crumb’s work to date, as well as publishing all three of the Art & Beauty magazines.
In the illustrations, Lady Gaga is on stage, crowd surfing atop of thousands of adoring fans.
Austin is mega-muscular in the gym.
Williams is preparing to smash a ball on the court (not too far off from reality!) and later, flaunting her toned physique on the beach.
And Hilton is in her prime, on the beach, in stilettos and big sunglasses circa 2006 – as she should be.
R.Crumb’s Art & Beauty is currently on display at David Zwirner Gallery in London. If you can’t make it across the pond, Art & Beauty is available on David Zwirner Books.