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Incredible Metallic Sculptures of Famous People

William S. Burroughs

Sculptor James Bonner, aka bigmagnet, creates metallic sculptural pieces in the likeness of well-known people throughout history. There aren't any subjects that are off-limits to the artist who has already created the busts of famous writers, actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians. The eclectic mix of people in Bonner's collection includes anyone from William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allen to Charlie Sheen and Ron Paul.

Each face that the artist recreates captures a sense of the person that the sculpture is modeled after. The public figures that Bonner chooses each has something about him that is distinctly recognizable in his physical features. Devoid of color, the sculptor perfectly captures the half of Mike Tyson's face featuring his face tattoo as well as the stone-faced Buster Keaton's iconic expression.

Several of the sculptor's creations can be purchased through Hyaena Gallery.

H. P. Lovecraft

Mike Tyson

Adam Yauch aka MCA

Jack Johnson

Charlie Sheen

Ron Paul

Edgar Allen Poe

William S. Burroughs

Buster Keaton

James Bonner on deviantART


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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