Portraits of Dead Celebrities Made with Pills

Marilyn Monroe and other dead celebrities in portraits made of pills

Looks like Jason Mecier‘s got a little competition in the category of portraits of dead celebrities made with pills. Desire Obtain Cherish peddles a blend of street art and socio-political hi-jinx that I find rather appealing.

Jimi Hendrix

Among the dead celebrities given the pill treatment: This is a portrait of Jimi Hendrix made out of 3000 custom-filled pill capsules in a plexiglass encasement. You can get a sense of how they accomplished it in this short video clip.

These portraits are all from a 2012 series on celebrities who died from prescription drug abuses. Like Mecier, Desire Obtain Cherish prescribes the treatment to Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson. But whereas Mecier keeps it au courant with Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and the as-yet-undead-Courtney Love, DOC goes oldschool with Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Judy Garland.

Click through to check ’em out.

Heath Ledger


Michael Jackson

Judy Garland

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe