Burning Man Artist Transforms Lenin to Darth Vader in Ukraine | NBC Bay Area

Burning Man Artist Transforms Lenin to Darth Vader in Ukraine

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A general view shows a Darth Vader monument, formerly a statue of Soviet founder Lenin, following its inauguration ceremony in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on October 23, 2015.

The Force is with the first Ukrainian artist to have work commissioned at Burning Man.

After a law was passed to remove both communist and Nazi symbols from Ukranian cities, Alexander Milov recently turned a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Odessa into Darth Vader, SFGate reports.

It's no bronze Yoda statue and it didn't take much to make the transformation happen: A mask, some spiffier boots and a more fancifully flowing coat does the trick.

Milov's Burning Man installation "Love" was a creative expression of two children trapped in adult bodies.

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