Illustration for article titled Apple Products Get Chopped, Shot, Smashed, and Burned

What does Michael Tompert have against Apple? Probably nothing! He's just an artist who happens to have spectacularly destroyed a whole bunch of their products for his new exhibit. Above: a sledgehammered iPhone 4 and a neatly sliced Magic Mouse.

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Tompert's show, 12LVE, opens tonight at San Francisco's Live Worms Gallery. It's a collaboration with photographer Paul Fairchild, who shot the gadgets in typical gadget-porn fashion (up close, against a stark white background), allowing viewers to get intimate with the destruction.

Cult of Mac has some of the exhibition's excellent images:

Illustration for article titled Apple Products Get Chopped, Shot, Smashed, and Burned

"Breathe," a 2008 MacBook Air shot with a 9mm Heckler & Koch handgun.

Illustration for article titled Apple Products Get Chopped, Shot, Smashed, and Burned

"Must Have," an iPhone 4 smashed with a 8 lb Sledge Maul.

Illustration for article titled Apple Products Get Chopped, Shot, Smashed, and Burned

"Magic Trick," a Magic Mouse cut by a handsaw.

And that's only a taste. Check out dismembered iPod Nanos, incinerated iPads and more over at Cult of Mac. [CultofMac]

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