Guns For Hire: The Art of James Georgopoulos

“Enforcer” Unique silver gelatin print w/ acrylic polymer and resin on aluminum and wood panel 2010 48 x 84 x 2 inches

“The Manchurian Canidate” Unique silver gelatin print w/acrylic polymer & resin on aluminum & wood panel 2010 48 x 84 X 2 inches

He has worked with NASA, Oliver Stone, and Al Gore - which makes him immediately cool, and next to his resin coated, original photographs of iconic guns used in films, that are subsequently slathered with multiple coats of shiny resin, Los Angeles based artist James Georgopolous is a total badass.  Most of James' photographs have notes that illustrate the history of each firearm.  The gun in the bottom photograph: "[a] .Walther P38 used by Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey in the 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate" and the top photograph: "The weapon pictured here is the actual screen-used gun used by Inspector Harry Callahan's (Clint Eastwood)  ".44 Magnum", Smith & Wesson Model 29 n 6 1/2" barrel." Fucking awesome. James will be exhibiting at the Red Dot Art Fair in New York City this coming March.