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Artist Jeff McCarthy Pairs Celebs With Sandwiches

If a celebrity were to pose on a sandwich, which one would they choose? According to artist Jeff McCarthy, Sia would sit on a brioche bun loaded with veggies while Beyoncé would slay on a pepperoni and cheese panini. These amusing associations are part of McCarthy’s ongoing project called Celebs on Sandwiches, and it’s exactly as it sounds—the Los Angeles-based creative realistically paints some of pop culture’s biggest icons sitting, lying, and standing on top of delectable-looking food.

Inspiration struck for McCarthy while enjoying this classic culinary delight. “The idea came to me, naturally, while eating a sandwich,” he told the Instagram blog. In a world where a fantastic meal can garner the same attention as a movie star, McCarthy has made it easier to enjoy both at once. “Our culture has a pretty serious love for celebrities and food, so pairing the two together just made sense.”

McCarthy sells each of his paintings as fine-art prints through his website, Celebs on Sandwiches.

Above: Jason Alexander as George Costanza on a pastrami on marble rye

Celebs On Sandwiches SeriesIlana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson on a pizza bagel sandwich

Beyonce Slays Pepperoni And Cheese PaniniBeyoncé on a pepperoni and cheese panini

Katy Perry On A Melty Cheese Double Decker In-And-Out BurgerKaty Perry on an In-N-Out Double-Double cheeseburger

Ron Burgundy With A Classic BBQ BrisketWill Ferrell as Ron Burgundy on a BBQ brisket sandwich

Nicki Minaj Killing The Turkey And Pepperoni SubNicki Minaj on a turkey and pepperoni with lettuce, oil, and vinegar 

Michael Phelps Fuels With Double Decker Fried Egg And CheeseMichael Phelps on a double decker fried egg and cheese

Kristen Bell Keeps It Simple With Sloth And Fried Egg White SandwichKirsten Bell and a sloth on a fried egg white sandwich

Betty White With A Classic Egg Salad SandwichBetty White on an egg salad sandwich

Ben Affleck With Local Meatball Parm' SubBen Affleck on a meatball parmesan sub

Kevin Hart Tops His Turkey And Cheese With Pickles And ChipsKevin Hart on a turkey and cheese with pickles and chips on whole wheat

Deadpool Dons A ChimichangaRyan Reynolds as Deadpool on a chimichanga sandwich

Drake Tops Canadian Bacon And CheeseDrake on a Canadian bacon and cheese

Steak And Eggs Sandwich For "The Rock" Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) on a steak and egg

Sia's Veggie Sandwich On Brioche BunSia on a grilled eggplant on a brioche bun

Jeff McCarthy: Website | Instagram | Facebook
via [Instagram Blog]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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