Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Celebrities Mug for the Arclight

Charlie Sheen takes his place next to Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra... and Lenin in a new art exhibit at the Arclight Hollywood.

Artist Rachel Schmeidler is behind "Hollywood Most Wanted + Co.," which remains on display through April 28.

The works consist of mixed media mug shots on paper of various celebrities, musicians, and politicians.

Works include depictions of Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and James Brown, along with politicos such as Sen. Larry Craig, radio host Rush Limbaugh and James Traficant. Lenin, Trotsky, Castro and Stalin are interspersed in the exhibit as well.

"Political pundits cast aspersions on candidates and incumbents by labeling their policies and beliefs 'communist' or 'socialist,'" Schmeidler said. "I have noticed many of these exchanges recently and wanted to bring them to light in a humorous way by placing them here alongside Hollywood celebrities and musicians. We are all ultimately the same before the flash of the mug shot bulb."

More info at HollywoodMostWanted.com. Exhibit is found on all three floors of the Arclight.

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