Tupac at 40

08.12.11 Marina Galperina

Tupac lives… in this painterly rendering, for his upcoming 15-year death anniversary. Artist Tim O’Brien has previously terrorized the internet with an IRL Charlie Brown and gleefully crossed out Bin Laden for the TIME cover. This one’s loving though, with the artist carefully structuring Tupac’s “jolly” face with pre-elderly pores and ridges with just “the slightest hint of anxiety” and dressing him in understated, “in cognito” garb. O’Brien imagines that “he lived a decent life, not eating himself into oblivion.” Someone paint fat Tupac.