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Jul 30, 2014

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Molotov Man Optimus Prime by Patrick Wong

August 1st brings the "Children of the 80's" art show to the Guzu Gallery in Austin. Patrick Wong's submission to the show is a Transformers design entitled "Molotov Man Optimus Prime". Patrick Wong took an 8" DIY Optimus Prime Vinyl figure from The Loyal Subjects and created a wonderful custom from it. "Molotov Man Optimus Prime" references an iconic photograph taken in 1979 by Susan Meiselas, which depicts a rebel soldier ready to throw a molotov cocktail one of the last remaining Somoza National Guard. The image has been re-imagined many times, with one of the more famous art pieces being produced by Banksy. Patrick's version is the latest recreation, in 3D form. Patrick Wong took the original DIY 8" Optimus Prime figure and reworked it to give it the leaning stance, as well as a very clean color scheme.

 
This piece will be available from the Guzu Gallery for $300. For those interested in this piece, or any other piece in the show, be sure to head over to the Guzu Gallery website to sign up for the preview list.

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