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Pop Culture Icons Imagined As Classic Statues

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Typical. You travel to Athens, hear all the stories about demi-Gods smattering all those who wrong them with giant lightning bolts, trek all the way to the top of the Parthenon, and then, as you finally get to see the statues of ancient heroes, you suddenly wonder where all the cool supernatural weaponary has gone.
 
There’s a cumbersome sword, naturally, the odd slingshot, or a discus if you’re lucky, but it’s on the whole it's understandable to be pretty disappointed. They don’t even have six-packs.
 
So hat’s off then to LA-based artist Peter Straub, who’s been wonderfully American and imagined just what our favourite modern pop culture heroes might look like if ever given the Michelangelo’s David treatment.
 
Captain America, Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes and Spider-man are just some of those mock-immortalised in stone, though the real winner is surely be the characters from Star Wars, including three different sets of Luke Skywalker, familiar-faced pilot Jek Porkins, last seen buzzing around the Death Star in an X-Wing, and another surprise character.
 
We're not surprised old Han Solo missed out. He's never been the same since that carbonite...
 
Check out the best below and check out the rest of the artist's work here
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