Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Scream Queen

A couple of years a go I discovered Marlene McCarty's eerily precise (and just downright eerie) portraits of real-life teenage girls who have murdered their parents. Most of these crimes were provoked by the parents' disapproval of their daughter's boyfriend. So, to all the teenage Cat Party readers out there: if your parents don't like your boyfriend, murdering them will not solve your problems! However, you may be immortalized in a Marlene McCarty drawing, which could be cool. Not to put any ideas in your head.



Recently McCarty has focused her pen on a decidedly less homicidal subject, Anja Rubik, who is depicted wearing Rodarte in a series of portraits commissioned by the Visionaire Gallery. She used only graphite and a ball point pen to create these---my mind is thoroughly blown.



8 comments:

E.K. said...

How bizarre that last one is amazing!

luxirare said...

woooo hott

The Female said...

The portraits are so cool... They're strange but nice

luxirare said...

that EK guy above, is he from Gossip girl? isn't he like serena's boyfriend?!

Skumfidus said...

Great pictures! Tragic story!

Cynthia said...

Thank you for bringing these to my attention - just beautiful!

not keren said...

crazy! i wouldn't expect to read a post referencing picnic at hanging rock, badlands, and christiane f (all such spot on stylish films) and then see one about one of my old teachers! crazy. i had her for foundation drawing at nyu my freshman year (before i transferred out). suffice to say, the class was not very traditional.

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