Chickens Dressed Like Napoleon, Einstein and Other Historical Figures
They came, they clucked and they conquered. Get the story behind these absurd portraits and how they came to be
- By Megan Gambino
- Smithsonian.com, May 18, 2012
“I think, like anything, you set up the rules to the game and then you need to play by those rules,” says Archibald. “Here, we wanted to see how much we could do with how little.”
For example, sets were off limits. So, instead of placing Einstein in front of a blackboard or Caesar in a Roman arena, Archibald used a simple white backdrop. Through trial and error, he and Amos determined the three or so wardrobe elements, one of which really needed to be a headpiece, that clinched the character.