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



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!”


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


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.


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.


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…


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.


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

lol yea that sounds like something Dexter would say.


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.


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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