News: Apple Toys Destroyed With Bullets, Sledgehammers & Torches

Apple Toys Destroyed With Bullets, Sledgehammers & Torches

We know it's fun to break stuff, but Santa sure isn't going to be as good to Michael Tompert next year. The San Francisco digital imaging and CGI artist destroyed a whole slew of brand-new Apple gadgets as a statement on "our relationship with fetish, fashion, freedom, and bondage."

2009 iPhone 3G, shot with a Heckler & Koch handgun.

Via cnet, Tompert was inspired "after seeing his two sons fight over a game on an iPod Touch he gave them for Christmas. Tired of their squabbling and wanting to make the point that the gadget was just that--a gadget--he grabbed the device and threw it to the ground. The screen broke, liquid oozed out, and the mangled device looked surprisingly cool."

Tompert's high resolution digital prints of the demolished goods are currently on display at the WhiteSpace Gallery in Palo Alto, California.

2008 MacBook Air, also shot with a Heckler & Koch handgun.
iPad, destroyed with a sledgehammer and a soldering torch.
MacBook, destroyed with a sledgehammer and torch.
iPhone 4, smashed with an 8 pound sledgehammer.
Bullet through the back of a white iPhone.
A bunch of 8GB iPod Nanos, run over by a train.

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your over priced crap sucks

Hmm... Bad father, bad artist, bad with money... Is there anything this guy is good at?

Hmm. My children are fighting over a game. Solution?
"A GADGET IS JUST A GADGET" *smashes* "oh cool it's all broken and stuff."

Yes, you have successfully taught your children a valuable lesson. If someone frustrates you, smash their possessions. It's people like this who make me hate art today.

The origin of these piece's, is pretty lame. I had parents who did the same.
But seeing apple's overpriced toys being destroyed is hilarious. The irony, mocking apple fans, is just too awesome.

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