Andy Warhol, Lenin, and Lennon Skull Caricatures

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Romanian artist Istvan Laszlo’s portraits might be free of fleshy features but they’re sure full of personality! The Anatomy of Skulls series imagines what’s “inside” a few of history’s greatest idols, artists, and villains. Laszlo’s skeletal fantasy exaggerates Andy Warhol’s hairline, round John Lennon’s eye sockets into the shape of his iconic glasses, and give Vladimir Lenin a determined furrowing of the bone-forehead. Is this an ode to pseudoscience of phrenology? Is it accurate? Is it morbid? You decide. Click through our gallery of all of the artist’s skulls — famous, infamous, and a bit funny.

Andy, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Duchamp, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Beuys, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Hitler, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Gandhi, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Lenin, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Lennon, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Michael, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Mao, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Teresa, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

John Paul, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery

Freddie, Istvan Laszlo, Courtesy Sebastian Guinness Gallery