Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroes

We've seen kaiju inserted into yard sale paintings and vampiric 1800s facsimiles of Nicolas Cage. In the spirit of such portraiture comes Alex Gross' series of science fiction cabinet cards, in which he takes poor dead bastards who kicked it 100+ years ago and repaints them as pop icons. Gross will be presenting a new batch of cards in Los Angeles next month. Here are some of our favorites.

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi heroesS

[Alex Gross and Arrested Motion via Super Punch]