Friday, October 25, 2013


Vladir Illyich Ulyanov, better known as VI Lenin, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars, Premier of the Soviet Union from Dec 30th, 1922, to January 21st, 1924, and Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from Nov 8th, 1917, to January 21, 1924, remains an icon (for better or worse) of the world's first successful communist revolution.

The Propeller Group, a cross-disciplinary artist collective based in Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles, reinterprets the iconic image of Lenin to spectacular Colby Doppelgänger effect in a show on view at Lombard Freid Projects in Chelsea until tomorrow (the day after the anniversary of the October Revolution).  

Read more about their project and how Jay Z plays a role HERE.

In preparation for Halloween scroll down to the bottom of this post and juice your spook bone with a quick look at Lenin's corpse.  The "Internationale" has never sounded more haunting. . .


  1. I was lucky one get chance see it with my own eyes. Lots of things is changed since then. Not surprise that I am wasn't living in that country. It was difficult to explain all of that. There like in every society is bad and good things...

  2. I wrote my first term paper in the 8th grade on Lenin when everyone else did Lincoln and Washington. Talk about your red flags...pun intended. Love seeing my old comrade with a Colby-do!

  3. Is it me or does Comrade Lenin look like Leonardo DiCaprio sporting a goatee.

    or is it the other way round, LeoD is trying to look like Lenin?

  4. "Juice your spook bone." What a happy coincidence of words! That one had me laughing!

  5. You may somewhat vaguely resemble Lenin, but have you seen young Stalin? Oh my quivering loins, he was a gorge twentysomething! Wiki him.

  6. Um. Hello. Old Stalin was hot too! Damn kulaks!