Art on Fire!

via Mail Online

Theses sculptures are made up of thousands of tiny colored matches. The artist, David Mach, creates the sculptures to resemble famous faces and legendary artworks. When he opens up his exhibition he lights the work on fire. Talk about an attention getter!

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The Devil: David Mach's head of the devil made with different coloured matches was set on fire in a recent performance

The devil on fire: David mach set his sculpture alight

The devil on fire: David Mach set his sculpture alight, a method which he discovered by accident in 1982

David Mach's take on Charlie Chaplin uses white, black and red matches mixed with wood

David Mach’s take on Charlie Chaplin uses white, black and red matches mixed with wood

Blue-Oop-a-Doop: 1930's cartoon character Betty Boop looks uncharacteristically blue after getting the 'match treatment'

Blue-Oop-a-Doop: 1930’s cartoon character Betty Boop looks uncharacteristically blue after getting the ‘match treatment’

Warhol-ian: The face of Marylin Monroe has been created in different colour combinations in a display which looks inspired by the legendary portrait series by Andy Warhol

Warhol-ian: The face of Marylin Monroe in different colour combinations in a display which looks inspired by the legendary portrait series by Andy Warhol

Pablo Picasso, made in 2010, has not yet been set on fire - although that may have amused the late artist
Mahatma Ghandi, portrayed in red
Red and Blue: Sculptures of Pablo Picasso, and Mahatma Ghandi, made in 2010, have not yet been set on fire by David Mach and his team

David on David: This sculpture made from yellow matches is a take on Michelangelo's famous David statue

David on David: This sculpture made from yellow matches is a take on Michelangelo’s famous David statue

A video of the action. The good part starts at 1 minute and 48 seconds if you can’t wait!

Video via YouTube

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