Friday, August 17, 2007

The Work of Robin Eley

This funny painting of Fidel Castro appeared on the cover of this week's Miami New Times. The artist is Robin Eley, an artist from Australia, who has several other funny portraits and illustrations on his website:

According to his blog, this is his first commissioned work using oil-based paints, instead of his regular acrylics. The difference really shows, if you happen to be familiar with the medium.

Inside, the Miami New Times has a very funny article comparing the personal histories of Fidel Castro and Hugh Hefner. The subtitle is: El Jefe and Hef turn 81. (Both men were born in August and April 1926, respectively.)

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