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Celeb Art Tributes - Brilliant or Bizarre?

Is it devotion or creepy?

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    " Hey girl, I heard you like pancakes!" Chicago-based artist Katherine Kalnes has transformed the humble breakfast dish into some of the biggest stars on the planet. Here we have Ryan Gosling.

    Splash News/Katherine Kalnes / www.splashnews.com

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    Here's Lady Gaga - as a lipstick sculpture. Hong Kong-based artist May Sum has also created tiny cosmetic likenesses of iconic female figures such as Victoria Beckham, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. She uses top end lipsticks, such as MAC and Max Factor and painstakingly carves the faces using small tools. She has made several Gaga lipsticks showing the flamboyant pop star in various different guises.

    Splash News/May Sum / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Mario Lopez unveils a life-size Dove Chocolate look-a-like sculpture at The Grove on August 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    Xavier Collin/Celebrity Monitor / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Check out these celebrity noodle doodles. Instant noodle maker Kabuto Noodles have invited fans to create their own 'noodle art' after unveiling these portraits of stars made from the company's products. They include "Ramen Gosling" - Ryan Gosling - "Miley Soyrus" (Miley Cyrus) and "Harry Styles of Wok Direction", shown here.

    Splash/Kabuto Noodles / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    But will their hearts go on? Here's Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the deck of the Titanic. The celebrity couple has been painted as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in the iconic love scene from the 1997 Hollywood blockbuster. In the portrait ,which is hanging in a branch of the Whole Foods supermarket in New York City, the rapper hugs the waist of his pregnant reality TV star girlfriend.

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    Pop star Selena Gomez is the subject of this graffiti / stencil art that has been seen around New York City. The 21-year-old wears shades and appears alongside the words 'Sin Fronteras' in the artwork, that has been plastered in various locations around the US city.

    Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Artist Karen Eland creates celebrity portraits, by painting with beer. US-based Karen uses booze instead of watercolours to create her masterpieces. And among the stars she has immortalized is Justin Bieber, who may now be known as Justin 'Beer-ber.'

    Splash News/Karen Eland /(C) www.splashnews.com

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    These amazing portraits really are a load of old junk - because they are made from rubbish donated by the stars themselves. Celebs including music giants Missy Elliot, Pink and The Scissor Sisters and 'Apprentice' mogul Donald Trump are among the big names portrayed by artist Jason Mecier.

    Jason Mecier/Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    A US artist has unveiled this nude sculpture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The life-size work - called Brangelina Forever - depicts the celebrity couple in a loving embrace. A dove sits on Jolie's shoulder. It was created by sculptor Daniel Edwards, who has previously created a cast of a nude Jolie breastfeeding two babies.

    Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    A Lady Gaga fan/designer Lu Wei has made this bizarre range of clothes and wigs for his Barbie dolls - so he can dress them like the Poker Face star. They include the black crown and dress she wore in her Bad Romance video and the silver mask and mesh dress she wears on tour, the gold dress she wore on hit ITV show X-Factor and the huge red collar she wore at the Royal Variety Performance.

    Solent News / Splash News /(C) www.splashnews.com

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    Chicago-based artist Katherine Kalnes has transformed pancakes into Twilight actors Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

    Splash News/Katherine Kalnes /(C) www.splashnews.com

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    Forget Mr Potato Head. Beirut-born artist Ginou Choueiri has created these "a-peeling" portraits - made out of potatoes. She has made more than 1,000 of the artworks, including this portrait of Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl.

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    Here's some sweet eye candy. San Francisco based Pop Artist Jason Mecier spent over 50 hours creating this portrait of a topless Channing Tatum (aka "Magic Mike") from over 5,000 Mike and Ike brand candies. The life-sized likeness of Tatum is created from several different flavours: His lips are RED RAGEOUS, His Belly Button is a BERRY BLAST, His nipples are TANGY TWISTERS and his collar, cuffs and underwear are LEMONADE BLENDS.

    Jason Mecier / Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Mari Kasurinen has turned My Little Pony plastic horses into a range of famous movie characters and music stars including Michael Jackson.

    Splash News/Marikasurinen.com / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    A portrait of Kate Middleton made entirely from lipstick kissed onto a canvas. The picture, which is on display at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! in London, was created by American Natalie Irish. The artist made the portrait entirely from lipstick which was applied to the canvas by kissing it. It took her more than three weeks to create.

    Jeff Moore / Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Here's a portrait of tragic singer Amy Winehouse - made from prescription drugs. It was created by Miss Bugs, a group of contemporary artists making art with mixed media. The artwork - titled Stronger Than Them - uses hundreds of colorful pharmaceuticals to make her face. Winehouse was found dead at her London home in 2011 at the age of 27. She died of alcohol poisoning. The star long battled well documented drug abuse problems.

    Splash/Miss Bugs / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Here's a portrait of Kevin Bacon, made entirely from bacon. US artist Jason Mecier created the likeness of the Hollywood actor using 15 lbs [pounds] of the meat. The lighter sections, such as the skin on the 54-year-old 'Footloose' star's face, were made with raw bacon, while cooked bacon was used to create the darker parts of the artwork. Glue keeps the meat from falling off. Jason explained: "I used burnt bacon for the shading and uncooked fatty bits for the light tones on his face.

    Splash News/Jason Mecier / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    'Twilight' fans can find an a-maze-ing vampire surprise in a U.S cornfield. A farm in Utah has paid tribute to the hit movie with a Twilight-themed maze. The maze at Black Island Farm in Syracuse, Utah, features a Team Jacob maze and a Team Edward maze. It also features the lettering reading 'New Moon 11-20-09' promoting the second 'Twilight' movie in which Bella can choose Edward, played by Robert Pattinson, or Jacob, played by Taylor Lautner.

    Graeme Massie / Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    A nutty artist has hit on a way to earn a lot more than peanuts - making celebrity models out of his favourite snack. Father-of-two Steve Casino, 47, spends 15 to 20 hours carefully crafting each salted, shelled nut into the world's most famous faces, including Willie Nelson.

    Solent News / Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Here's a portrait of New York Yankees baseball ace, Alex Rodriguez made out of credit cards, money and diamonds. Pop artist Jason Mecier has just unveiled the A-Rod artwork, the latest in his series of celebrity figures.

    Splash/Jason Mecier / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    A sculpture of Burning Love singer Elvis Presley has been made out of 50,000 matchsticks. It took the artist, David Mach, more than 500 hours to do and has just sold for £18,000.

    the DPC/Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Princess Diana watches over Prince William and wife Kate in this painting to celebrate the royal couple's visit to California. Diana is seen looking down on the couple 'from her place among the angels' in the painting 'Ordinary People, William and Kate' by LA celebrity artist, Steven Vaughan.

    Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Sandhi Schimmel Gold, 56, may be the world's only artist to use junk mail as her medium - and her celebrity clients love her work. The Arizona resident collects every scrap of paper that flops onto her map and meticulously reforms them into intricate, mosaic-style portraits. Here's Jimmi Hendrix recreated in menus, flyers and more.

    Sandhi Schimmel Gold/Splash / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Royal Jelly! A new jam made with Princess Diana's hair has gone on sale in the U.K. The creepy condiment called 'occult jam' is being sold in Ã��£5 ($7) jars as part of a surrealist art exhibition on show at London's Barbican Art Gallery. Makers Bompas and Parr claim each pot of the preserve - part art and part food - contains a speck of Princess Diana's hair.

    Splash / Bompas and Parr / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    US artist Jason Mecier has created these portraits of some of the world's most famous movie characters from licorice - including Harry Potter.

    Splash News/Jason Mecier / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Spain-based art collective, "Hungry Castle" is trying to raise money online to bring a giant sculpture of Lionel Richie's Head to the Bestival four-day festival on the Isle of Wight in the UK in September. They say they need 4,900 GBP pounds [approx $7500 USD] to make the nine foot high artwork, which depicts the pop star. Inside the head will be a phone that will play the message,'Hello, is it me you're looking for?

    Splash News/Hungry Castle / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    At Mount Rushmore you will see Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln and Washington but on this British beach it's David Beckham and Harry Styles from One Direction. The La Galaxy football player and boy band singer have their heads in the sand for this celebrity sculpture made on a Beach in South England. The temporary monument was made by artist Mark Anderson after Lynx care hair products conducted a poll for best and worst hair in the UK.

    Lynx / Splash / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Here's Burt Reynolds as you've never seen him before - lying atop a chocolate eclair. The American screen star has been turned into the sweet cream-filled pastry treat by a baker based in the UK. The bizarre creation features the 77-year-old Boogie Nights star in a mock-up of his famous Cosmopolitan magazine centerfold spread from 1972 in which he posed naked on a bearskin rug.

    Splash/Miss Insomnia Tulip / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    US artist Daniel Edwards has unveiled this new sculpture - that is said to show Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton's unborn babies. The bizarre work is meant to depict the two women's fetuses/ foetuses in what is meant to be a commentary on the obsession with celebrity kids. It is titled 'Special K and Little Grape'.

    Splash News/Daniel Edwards / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    'Painter of Pancakes' Dan Lacey has turned his attention to Miami Heat star LeBron James. The bizarre artwork shows the basketball ace being pelted with pancakes. It comes as the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Splash News/Dan Lacey /(C) www.splashnews.com

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    Here's sexy singer Mariah Carey looking picture perfect in a unique portrait made from make-up. The amazing image was created using beauty essentials like lipstick and eyeliner by American mosaic artist Jason Mecier.

    Jason Mecier/Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    It's already possible to clone a pet so why not Lady Gaga, Barack Obama or even Jesus? Human cloning isn't possible yet but it can be possible to duplicate part of a person's chemical make-up by being cultivated with yeast. Artist and writer Jonathon Keats is hoping to metabolically copy Gaga, Obama, Michael Phelps, Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez by gathering information about their diet and lifestyle

    Jonathon Keats / Splash / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Chicago-based artist Katherine Kalnes has created a pancake breakfast of President Barack Obama riding an eagle. Each pancake takes up to eight hours to make, and Katherine has been perfecting her technique over the last two months.

    Splash News/Katherine Kalnes / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    It's the beauty and the beasts. US-based artist Daniel Edwards has created this life-size sculpture of film stunner Scarlett Johansson topless - with just two zombie heads protecting her modesty. Edwards said he created the creepy artwork in a bid to get Hollywood to stop portraying the undead as terrifying creatures.

    Splash News/Daniel Edwards / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Chicago-based artist Katherine Kalnes has transformed the humble pancake into some of the biggest stars on the planet. The 25-year-old uses kitchen tools to recreate celebs into pancakes like comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Each pancake takes up to eight hours to make, and Katherine has been perfecting her technique over the last two months.

    Splash News/Katherine Kalnes / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    These stars look to good enough to eat - some of the world's best known faces have been recreated as fruit salad portraits. Marilyn Monroe, the Queen and Posh Spice Victoria Beckham (pictured) all feature in the bizarre artwork which was commissioned by dairy company Muller to raise money for the Cancer Research UK charity.

    Muller/Splash News / (c) www.splashnews.com

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    Here's Michael Douglas playing Liberace - made entirely out of candy. The actor, who stars as the flamboyant pianist in new flick 'Behind the Candelabra', has been recreated by pop artist, Jason Mecier. He used more than 4,000 pieces of Mike & Ike candy to create the artwork.

    Splash News/Jason Mecier / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is the subject of a new 'phallic' sculpture by US artist Daniel Edwards. Robertson, whose homophobic comments in a recent magazine interview sparked calls for his hit TV show to be yanked off the air, 'features a likeness of Robertson's head and shaft-formed beard positioned over two spherical shaped ducks' heads', according to Edwards. It depicts him wearing a thorny-crowned pattern on his headband, and the ducks hold a saddened expression with the Marriage Equality symbol

    Splash/Daniel Edwards / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    With the streets beginning to fill with autumn leaves, one artist has found a novel use for them. Creative Victor Liu keeps the leaves for a year until they are dry before spending days painstakingly carving beautiful pictures into them. The carving process takes about 30 days. With the precision of a surgeon, Victor carefully cuts and sculpts the surface of the leaves to reveal images of Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe and the Mona Lisa.

    Solent News / Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    A Finnish artist has given My Little Pony a Hollywood makeover. Mari Kasurinen has turned the pint-sized plastic horses into a range of famous movie characters and music stars. Her artwork includes Lady Gaga, Pirates of the Caribbean hero Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Batman and Robin and Elvis Presley.

    Splash News/Marikasurinen.com / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    You "woodn't" believe what artist Steven Backman does with his spare time. The craftsman who admits he has the patience of a saint spends days on end crafting tiny celebrity look-alikes using thousands of Toothpicks. US president George W Bush and chat show king David Letterman are just two of the stars he has pain stakingly reproduced.

    Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    The former First Lady has been turned into a bizarre 8-inch Hillary Nutcracker, which costs $24.99. The Hillary cracker, which comes with steel-lined legs, was created by Minnesota businessmen Frank Freeman and Gibson Carothers.

    Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Get your celebrity filling... with a tooth tattoo! This awesome body art lets you share your smile with your favorite celebrity. The tooth tats are hand painted onto crowns by an artist and can last a lifetime in your mouth.

    Splash News / (C) www.splashnews.com

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    Gorgeous Marilyn Monroe looks sweet enough to eat in this mosaic of the Hollywood screen legend. And if you look a little closer you will see the film star is made up of thousands of jelly beans. Artist Malcolm West spent six days sorting Jelly Belly beans by colour, gluing them into place and applying a coat of varnish. The 4ft by 4ft work is now on display in a sweet shop in Totton, near Southampton, Hants.

    Solent News / Splash News /(C) www.splashnews.com

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    Sandhi Schimmel Gold uses junk mail as her medium to create celebrity portraits like this one, of Liza Minelli

    Sandhi Schimmel Gold/Splash / (C) www.splashnews.com