Ian Ziobrowski × Martian Toys’s “Aleppin Dracula” vampiric David Bowie tribute!

Native New Yorker artist Ian Ziobrowski foregoes his well-known Nugglife associations with this handmade piece, instead transforming a roughly 9-inch tall Jermaine Rogers’s “Aleppin Sane” vinyl bust into a vampiric depiction, complete with tusk-like fangs and pooling drool of blood. Given the original figure's associations to David Bowie, itself inspired by the lightning bolt adorned singer's 1973 Aladdin Sane album cover, and Bowie's famous rendition of a vampire in 1983's The Hunger, I'm assuming this “Aleppin Dracula” to be a loving tribute to the man and his varied career. Expertly executed, keeping the cartoonish base's aesthetic while adding a bit of Richard Corben's textured horror illustration style, this design is imited to a maximum edition of 10 hand-sculpted and painted pieces, available exclusively to pre-order from the Martian Toys's online site for $350 apiece.

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