Life sized props of your favorite pop culture property are definitely a must have for fans, but what about classic sculptures of your favorite Ninja Turtle?  Brett Kern has taken classic art and infused it with a pop culture twist in this bronze statue of Raphael.

Inspired by the Hellenistic period, and his love for the ’80s, Kern took Raphael and mashed the character up with the classic sculpture, “The Dying Gaul.”

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“When I used to play Ninja Turtles, I pretended to be Rafael because he was the badass rebel that didn’t want to listen to anyone else. Fittingly, my older brother was Leonardo and we clashed often.”

This sculpture and others including Alf, Slimer, and E.T. will be on display at the Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University from September 30th until October 22nd.

via Nerdist and Instagram

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