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03.03.15 Prachi Gupta

Hillary Clinton may have found herself in the middle of an email scandal, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. At least, that’s what the makers of a new Hillary Clinton action figure hope. Brooklyn design studio FCTRY and Art Army General Mike Leavitt are Kickstarting the mini-Clinton to show support for her potential presidential bid. […]

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03.06.12 Marina Galperina

Artist Mike Leavitt, creator of the venerable Art Army of famous artist figurines, has made his contribution to global Linsanity with his newest piece — the J Lin. It’s a one-of-a-kind, hand-sculpted, 9” tall polymer clay figure with nine movable parts and accessories like a little basketball and a birch wood ball & chain. It’s part Lin, part ’80’s […]

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09.14.11 Marina Galperina

The long-awaited new “royal” models of the Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt’s Art Army have arrived and they’re very a-HA!-worthy. The lil Ai Weiwei wielding a cellular dick, the orange Christo mutant with a teeny Jeanne-Claude peaking out of his chest, the Barbara Kruger with the Kim-Kardashian-a-la-Barbara Krugered body… Brilliant. Peruse! […]

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05.17.10 Marina Galperina

Mike Leavitt has scaled down some familiar artists. Behold, the Art Army: a bizarre Mark Ryden, a dissected Damien Hist, a masked Banksy, a be-bucketed Shepard Fairey and more. The pieces are hot items. Leavitt sold more than 200 out of his 240 art-action figures. Ron English’s wife bought Leavitt’s Ron English. KAWS not only […]

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