Meet Greg Guillemin. The French artist who knows that fairy tale dreams do come true. If the idea of exploiting cherished childhood icons like Snow White and turning them into sex symbols seems outrageous–then you don’t really know the true origins of fairy tales. Instead of blood, gore, and murderous intent, Greg Guillemin provides us with a glimpse of a what life is like for Disney Princesses in real life. His pop art series depicts princesses and comic-book heroes in a completely different way.
The Greg Guillemin Effect
As a kid, Greg Guillemin loved seeing the bright colors, bold black lines, and stark aesthetic of comic books. Obviously which, greatly influences his work today. But when Greg Guillemin first started thinking of creating his own body of work—he did not know where to begin. Using the love he has for comic books and superheroes, he began exploring the idea of Spiderman living privately. The amalgam of childhood characters in steamy or regular, everyday situations took off from there. His tongue-in-cheek portrayals are brilliant, funny and extremely clever.
Sex Lives of Superheroes
The perfectly constructed world where superheroes and princesses live is all designed for making us feel good. It’s a happy universe where Batman and Robin keep a safe distance away from each. Or where Wonder Woman is an object of desire but cannot act on her own desires. Taking each character out of context, Greg Guillemin puts them into a world of erotic exploration. I love how our childhood icons are now being viewed through a different lens. We get an entertaining peek inside the hidden and colorful, although slightly steamy, world of our most beloved heroes and heroines.
The fantasy of seeing your favorite character in a compromising is available. Click here to see more work by Greg Guillemin.