Known for being the costume designer and co-creator of Borat, Ali G and Bruno – Jason Alper, is also a great artist. He mixes fine art with luxury and turns logos into high art on oil painted canvas. His latest exhibition “Proletarian Drift and the Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoisie” was introduced last month at Guy Hepner Gallery in West Hollywood. Love the Louis Vuitton series!
“Irreverent self-confessed “rookie” artist Jason Alper is at it again—only this time, he’s taking on Da Vinci. “Proletarian Drift and the Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoisie in the 21st Century” features eight new oils in which Alper—co-creator of the Ali G, Borat and Bruno characters with Sacha Baron Cohen—superimposes one of the best-known logos of our time on some of the best-known artworks on the planet. Picture a Louis Vuitton-branded tablecloth adorning Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, for example. Alper’s wry fusion of contemporary and classic icons explores notions of familiarity, over-exposure, and authorship, served up with the fearless humor that has characterized his work as a costume designer (who could forget Borat’s neon mankini?).”