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I can't even tell if this pair of hollow constructs are the ones made of wax, or the ones made of media.
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Woah, I'm seeing double! The incorrect number of Ed Sheerans!?
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Great likeness of a barely pubescent MJ tripping on shrooms.
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"Ah, hello Earthling. We read your mind and took the forms of those you'd be most comfortable with." *Turns to George Harrison* "Probe him".
Why the long face, every English teacher I ever had?
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The only thing guy's the Boss of is selling drugs under the pier and hair metal recommendations.
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Remember the 2002 Pacino flop S1m0ne? Dunno why that just popped into my head.
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Dunno what wax museum commissioned a statue of "Satan's Representative on Earth", but they definitely got their money's worth.
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Alien explorers will find this, the only remnant of a ruined earth in 2262 AD, and all will make sense.
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More like Cyndi Lop-'er head off and start over, cause you done messed up.
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The best-selling model ("Ray") from the RealUncle™ line.
Wow, I didn't think Maya Rudolph was famous enough to get her own statue. Good for her!
Every hip-hop mogul dreams of the happy day he'll be able to be best man at his clone's wedding.
“Simulation is no longer that of a referential being, it is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal” Baudrillard said in Simulacra and Simulation, presumably referring to our baffling cultural practice of creating likenesses of our media-manufactured pop-culture heroes out of melted candles.
Wax figures have been staring at us with their creepy undead eyes since the Middle Ages, when people would make wax masks of dead monarchs and other all-stars of history to preserve their memory and lineage. Today, the practice continues, but instead of mouldy old Charles II we do it with our still-alive, still-reigning overlords, like the venerable Kardashian I, glory be upon her.
Sometimes, though, whether due to a deficit of sculptor skill or you know, the sun, things go a little wrong, leaving us all to wonder if we missed the news cycle where David Lee Roth developed a wasting disease, or if Puff Daddy really was that puffy. Here we’ve assembled 13 of the greatest of those times.
“Mommy, why does Queen Latifah look more like Teen Latina? More importantly Mommy, why does reality now only seem real when viewed through the lens of simulacra? Mommy, recall Borges’ fable about the map mirroring the territory so precisely, the map, i.e, the simulation, actually precedes the territory?” – precocious girl at Madame Tussaud’s. In Morpheus voice: “Welcome to the desert of the real.”