Super Mario Oddities

25 years of wackiness inspired by the legendary Nintendo game, from lost levels to breakfast food to pop art.

Posted by  | Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Passion of the Plumber
Earlier this year, Polish artist Kordian Lewandowski created this dramatic (and possibly sacrilegious) Mario-themed sculpture, titled “Game Over,” out of polystyrene foam. In this towering work, which stands over six feet tall, a mournful Princess Peach cradles a dying Mario. It was inspired by Michelangelo’s Pietà, a masterpiece of sculpture from 1499 that depicts the body of Jesus in Mary’s arms.

It may not find a place in St. Peter’s Basilica like Michelangelo’s work, but it’s still a thought-provoking work of ironic pop art.

Photo: Kordian Lewandowski

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. lesinge32 Says:

    as a fellow love of old school video games you should check out the pac man video this swiss artist made!… also tetris, pong, space invaders

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  3. Guest Says:

    How about Communist Mario?

  4. GamesOgre Says:

    That's a fantastic collection of weird Mario stuff. I agree, that control-Mario-by-hand video is amazing!