Classic Celebrity Mugshots Make Great Art

We’ve all seen the recent mugshots of Hollywood starlets and aging leading men, but famous people have always broken the law. There are some classic mugs we’ve all seen, but there are also some forgotten gems. Some of these people went on to become upstanding citizens, even giving us the tools to maintain toned thighs into middle age! These black and white mugshots would look fantastic against an accent wall or in a hallway, and they would certainly be a conversation starter.

How To Frame
The first inclination is to frame with simple black contemporary wood or metal. But, depending on your tolerance level for kitsch, you could frame each mugshot with a different color, or for a bit of irony you can put them all in ornate baroque frames.

How To Display
You can line them up in a hallway or against an accent wall. While their uniform shape might lend itself to a symmetrical grouping, think about placing them haphazardly above your bed or in a library. Another idea is to scatter them through-out your home to give your place a little criminal edge.

Left to Right (1st Row)
Al Pacino, Joseph Stalin, Sue Ellen, George Carlin

Left to Right (2nd Row)
Bill Gates, Mick Jagger, Jane Fonda, James Brown

Left to Right (3rd Row)
Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Lee Harvey Oswald

Left to Right (4th Row)
David Bowie, Suzanne Somers, Steve McQueen, Prince

Images: 1: Al Pacino Girls Talkin Smack; 2: Joseph Stalin Wikipedia; 3: Sue Ellen (From Dallas) Ender By Nest; 4: George Carlin (Arrested for "The Seven Words You Can't Say on TV") CBS - New York; 5: Bill Gates Home Page Daily; 6: Mick Jagger Best Mugshot Ever; 7: Jane Fonda Jane Fonda.com; 8: James Brown Blue Sun 2600; 9: Frank Sinatra Oh No They Didn't ; 10: Jimi Hendrix Best Mugshot Ever; 11: Johnny Cash Vin Mag; 12: Lee Harvey Oswald Awesome Stories; 13: David Bowie The Smoking Gun; 14: Suzanne Somers Oh No They Didn't; 15: Steve McQueen Mugshotss; 16: Prince Raw Justice.

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