Andy Warhol, Lenin, and Lennon Skull Caricatures

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