Wednesday, November 4, 2015

King “David” action figures put art history in motion

By Benjamin Sutton
The David action figure’s movable eyes (gif by the author)
Have you ever wondered what Michelangelo’s “David” would look like if it were kneeling and giving a thumbs up, like a wide receiver who just scored a touchdown? Or what if, instead of being paralyzed by existential anguish and intellectual inquiry, Auguste Rodin’sThe Thinker” were an Olympian sprinter? These and other art historical what-ifs could soon be at your fingertips thanks to The Table Museum, a line of action figures based on iconic sculptures from Japanese toy manufacturer FREEing. [link]
FREEing’s “David” and “The Thinker” action figures (all images via Good Smile Company)