Shooting Apple Products In The Name Of Art

Artist Michael Tompert takes Apple’s products and wrecks them with blowtorches, sledgehammers, handsaws and handguns. His large-scale prints of the detritus are surprisingly colorful and beautiful.

“It’s an alternate viewpoint,” explained Tompert at a preview of his first gallery show, which opens in San Francisco today. “They’re beautiful inside. They’re beautiful when you open them up.”

How he did it:

So point blank with some weak-ass cardboard covering, and no gloves…. Nice… real nice. I wonder if he even had on safety glasses?

Some people… *shakes head*.  Live to dodge Darwin another day Michael…

Hat tip: CultOfMac

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Chaz November 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Gimmicky, but fun (‘cuz it’s done with guns).

There is something about Apple’s clean, minimalist designs that just calls out to luddites everywhere and says “Hit me!”

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Admin (Mike) November 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I agree the whole “lets shoot this expensive product and get views” formula is effective but played out

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Justin November 18, 2010 at 01:48 am

Not sure that when Heckler and Koch designed the P30, they considered running it through the Apple Torture test.

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Admin (Mike) November 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

hehe yea. I think if asked, HK would consider themselves the “Apple” of the gun world. I would disagree with them.

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PP November 18, 2010 at 07:59 am

When he speaks about how beautiful it is when opening them up, he sounds like a potential serial murderer…

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Mike November 24, 2010 at 09:10 pm

Maybe he simply sees a particular beauty. It’s a computer he’s opening up, not a head.

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Admin (Mike) November 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

lol yea that sounds like something Dexter would say.

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ben November 18, 2010 at 09:53 pm

I use apple products every day, and every day I think about shooting them. I am a little jealous this guy beat me to the punch, I simply cant afford to replace my work tools every time I get pissed at them. However I did give my stupid magic mouse a neat spray pain job with a sharpie and a can of compressed air.

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Admin (Mike) November 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I own an ipod touch and a nano, but I haven’t got into the computers yet. There just seems like too many limitations with software and hardware, i think i’d be irritated.

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