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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

His interpretations of the Al Pacino character, Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface created a style which made Ioannou one of the UKs most collectable modern artists

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

The series of thirteen paintings depicts celebrities, including Sid Vicious and Madonna, with their bones laid bare and only small details added which make their true identities unmistakable

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

The series of thirteen paintings depicts celebrities, including Sid Vicious, with their bones laid bare and only small details added which make their true identities unmistakable

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

Ioannou first came to fame in the late 1990s when he launched a collection of ground breaking paintings depicting iconic scenes from cult movies. His latest work takes recreates famous people like Amy Winehouse and even the Queen, as ghoulish skulls

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

George Ioannou, the British pop-artist famous for his iconic Gangster Art exhibition is back with a new series of paintings, including Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe, which strip iconic celebrity culture to the bone.

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

His interpretations of the Al Pacino character, Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface created a style which made Ioannou one of the UK's most collectable modern artists.

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

His client list includes Oscar winner Adele, oligarch Roman Abramovich and Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis, but who will snap up the latest canvas's featuring late Nirvana star Kurt Cobain and singer David Bowie

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

His client list includes Oscar winner Adele, oligarch Roman Abramovich and Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis, but who will snap up the latest canvass featuring late Nirvana star Kurt Cobain and singer David Bowie

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

Ioannou's work has become sought after by investors and original prints can sell for up to £30,000

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Dead famous: Celebrities stripped back to the bone as pop artist recreates stars including Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse as ghoulish skulls

Ioannous work has become sought after by investors and original prints can sell for up to £30,000

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