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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beauty of Battle Cat - '80s Toy Paintings

We here at StreetLevel love our '80s toys, but San Francisco artist Robert Burden takes his love to a whole other level. Like Adrian Riemann, Burden has taken to making high-art out of He-Man. He recently spent 420 hours painting He-Man's faithful sidekick Battle Cat. Burden also spent a year painting his man-sized Voltron he titled, "Defensor Mundi."
Inspired by his personal collection of '80s action figures, he's also painted The Penguin, G.I. Joe villian Serpentor and Hulk Hogan, among others. Watch time-lapse videos of him painting both Battle Cat and Voltron after the jump.