Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson, Art

Ben Tegel

Lindsay Lohan is a piece of work—literally.

Los Angeles-based artist Ben Tegel created his latest Lohan-inspired work for a poster promoting Girl on Girl night at the Viper Room rock club. The image is a take on Grant Wood's iconic 1930 portrait, American Gothic, with Samantha Ronson as the pitchfork-holding farmer and LiLo as her wife.

But what's it all mean? The artist explained to me:

"Lindsay and Sam are the all-American couple for the 21st century," Tegel said. "I call it American Sapphic."

Tegel's work is part of Name That 'Toon, an upcoming animation exhibit at Hollywood's World of Wonder Storefront Gallery.

Other Tegel works featuring Lohan include Rehabflaunt, a group portrait-like piece with Lohan, Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty that was used to illustrate a story in Flaunt magazine.

And if that wasn't enough, Tegel was inspired by Lohan's DUI arrest for another Viper Room poster that shows the starlet engaging in illegal activities while kneeling in a seedy alleyway.

"I seem to have some sort of fixation with her," Tegel wrote in an email. "She (along with Britney, I suppose) embodied the fin-de-siecle celebrity archetype. Her child-star-turned-drug-addict-turned-lesbian narrative seems to sum up the way fame operates in the 21st Century. I'm really interested to see what happens in the next chapter of her character's storyline."

Name That 'Toon opens at World of Wonder on March 27.

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