Victoria Tsarkova's "No Politics, Just a Joke" Series.

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Above is drawing of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev as the characters from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."

 

The work is one part of artist Victoria Tsarkova's new series "No Politics, Just a Joke." According to its creator the drawings were made "to make people smile, to relieve tension."

 

Tackling leaders from the past such as Chairman Mao, Stalin and Hitler to modern day figures such as Silvio Berlsuconi, Steve Jobs, Pope Benedict, and Queen ElizabethTsarkova's work is another example of how art can make take even the most controversial or divisive of symbols and reimagine them into both metaphorcial humor and familiar pop culture expression.

 

You can see the rest of Tsarkova's work here or catch a layout of all the characters at SXS.

 

- AB 

 

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