Photos: Alex Israel: Stars in his Eyes\nIs the artist Hollywood’s most clever critic? Or its biggest fan?\nAlex Israel, in Malibu, on the set of his film SPF-18, with the actors Bianca Santos and Noah Centineo, May 2015.\nEaster Island, a series of totems erected for the 2012 Venice Beach Biennial. Courtesy of Joshua White.\nView of the exhibition SUMMER, 2015. \n\n Zarko Vijatovic/courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery.\nLens (Jade), 2013. \n\nZarko Vijatovic/Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.\nMaltese Falcon, 2013. \n\n Courtesy of Matteo D’Eletto.\nThe Bigg Chill, a 2012 work in which a frozen yogurt swirl is rendered in marble. \n\nHans-Georg Gaul/Courtesy of Peres Projects.\nCasting, a 2015 sculpture inspired by the mold from which Oscar statuettes are made. \n\n Joshua White/Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.\nOn the set of SPF-18: Actor Sean Russel Herman.\nKeanu Reeves. \n\n Courtesy of Rachel Chandler.\nMolly Ringwald. \n\n Courtesy of Rachel Chandler.\nActor Noah Centineo and actress Carson Meyer. \n\n Courtesy of Rachel Chandler.\nNoah Centineo. \n\nCourtesy of Rachel Chandler.\nIsrael’s Cap, 2015. \n\n Kevin Todora/Courtesy of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas\nGlove, 2015. \n\nJoshua White/Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.\nSelf Portrait (Wetsuit), 2015. \n\nKevin Todora/Courtesy of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.\nSky Backdrop, 2015, behind two sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2015. \n\nKevin Todora/Courtesy of the artist.\nA billboard of Self Portrait, 2013, on L.A.’s Sunset Strip. \n\nCourtesy of Michael Underwood.\nA detail of Movie Star Maps, a room-size mural commissioned by Jeffrey Deitch for his L.A. home. \n\n Courtesy of Michael Underwood.\nMelanie Griffith and Israel, at the MOCA screening and performance of As It Lays, Los Angeles, 2012. \n\n Stefanie Keenan/WireImage/Getty Images.\nInstallation view of “Alex Israel,” an exhibition at Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi, Città della Pieve, Italy, 2012. \n\nOrnella Tiberi/Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.\nSelf Portrait (Dodgers), 2014–2015, currently on view at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. \n\nJoshua White/Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.\nValet Parking, 2013, a mural installed for the solo exhibition “Alex Israel” at Le Consortium, Dijon, France, 2013. \n\nOrnella Tiberi.