Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson: American Sapphic

3.18.2009

By Noah Michelson


Illo: Ben Tegel

Every artist needs a muse and for Ben Tegel it's Lindsay Lohan. The illustrator has incorporated the Mean Girls star into several of the nightclub flyers he's drawn (the one pictured above is for the Viper Room's Girl on Girl night) and for stories in magazines like Flaunt.

His latest work, entitled American Sapphic (above), features Lohan with girlfriend Samantha Ronson, playing the famed farmer and his wife from painter Grant Wood's iconic 1930 portrait, American Gothic. "I seem to have some sort of fixation with her," Tegel wrote in an
email to E!'s Marc Malkin.
"She (along with Britney, I suppose) embodied the fin-de-siecle
celebrity archetype. Her child-star-turned-drug-addict-turned-lesbian
narrative seems to sum up the way fame operates in the 21st Century.
I'm really interested to see what happens in the next chapter of her
character's storyline."

The poster, along with others featuring Linds, is part of Name That 'Toon, an upcoming animation exhibit at Hollywood's World of Wonder Storefront Gallery which opens on March 27.

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