Marco Brambilla Serves Up A Film Lovers Last Supper On Porcelain.

brambilla last supper messiahs IIHIH

Oh, how I’d love to set my table with these plates. The Last Supper (Megaplex) by videographer and artist Marco Brambilla is a set of Bernardaud Limoges porcelain dinner plates that put a pop culture spin on The Last Supper. The Messiah from Da Vinci’s classic fresco has been replaced in the scenes that decorate the borders with characters from cult films.

Brambillo says of the project “The Last supper is a subject I’ve been fascinated by since I was very young. Since much of my work deals with sampling,the re-interpretations of the classic fresco by Dali, Warhol, and others has inspired other work of mine over the years. So when the opportunity came up to work with Bernardaud on a set of dinner plates, this seemed perfect context for another re-invention. My version of The Last Supper features movie characters arranged in roughly the same composition of the original.”

There are 12 “variations” of the famous Da Vinci painting, each featuring a different “Messiah” and a different set of disciples. 10 are classic characters from cult films, one is an iconic Indian Chief and the last represents “The President” flanked by the other replacement Messiahs.

Being the enormous film buff that I am, I’ve taken the liberty of showing a close-up of each plate with a sitll from the movie in which the character  starred. Here’s a close look at each.

Keanu Reeves as Neo in the Matrix as The Messiah:
Keanu reeves in The Matrix bernardaud plate 800px
keanu Neo CU IIHIH
Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands as The Messiah:
edward scissorhands bernardaud plate 800px
depp as edward scissorhands CU IIHIH
Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia as The Messiah:
Peter OToole as Lawrence of Arabia bernardaud plate 800px
Lawrence-of-Arabia CU IIHIH
Malcom McDowell as a Droog in Clockwork Orange as The Messiah:
Malcolm McDowell as Droog bernardaud plate 800px
mcdowell as droog CU IIHIH
George C. Scott as General Patton in Patton as The Messiah:
george c scott as Patton bernardaud plate 800px
scott-as-patton CU IIHIH
Ben Kingsley as Ghandi in Ghandi as The Messiah:
ben kingsley as Ghandi bernardaud plate 800px
kingsley as ghandi CU IIHIH
Max Von Sydow as Ming The Merciless from Flash Gordon as The Messiah:
Ming the merciless villian from flash gordon 800px
Max_von_Sydow-Ming_the_Merciless CU IIHIH
Hugo Weaving as V in Guy Fawkes Mask from Vendetta as The Messiah:
vendetta villian 800 px
V for vendetta CU IIHIH
Kyle Maclachlan as Paul Atreides from Dune as The Messiah:
Kyle Machlaclan in Dune bernardaud plate 800px
Kyle Machlachlan in Dune CU IIHIH
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka from Charlie and The Chocolate factory as The Messiah:
willy wonka bernardaud plate 800px
willy-Wonka CU IIHIH
Iconic Native American Indian Chief as the Messiah:
Indian Chief bernardaud plate 800px
The President as The Messiah (this plate is the only one sold separately and has all the other”messiahs” as well):
the president bernardaud plate 800px

“The dinner set will look very precious and opulent, and the playfulness of this pop-culture Last Supper should make for interesting dinner conversation once the table is set.”- Marco Brambilla

marco brambilla last supper megaplex full set

Marco Brambilla

$1905 for the set of 12
buy them here from Bernardaud
or here from Art Markit

Or  for slightly less (1$850) here at Artspace