Who says classic works of art can’t be improved? Celebrities improve anything, don’t they?
The photography / design site Worth 1000 holds competitions and asks people to insert faces of celebrities into classic paintings, and the results are often hilarious. Everybody who’s anybody is represented in these contest entries – from Taylor Swift to Sean Connery, and dozens more.
Test your pop culture knowledge by naming all the film and television celebrities who had their mugs pasted into these artworks.
The images I embedded below are a sampling of different contests, but they’re all awesome if you ask me. You can check out the most recent contest and the official list of winners if you’re curious to see more like this.
How cool are these images? Damn, I wish I had skilz like this.
Who woulda thought peanuts could be art? Steve Casino, that’s who. Steve saw the potential in those humble legumes the day he picked one up and doodled a face on it. After making dozens of little peanut sculptures, he’s a master at depicting famous pop culture figures – including the punk rock band-Ramones, Andy Warhol, Sean Connery as James Bond, and many comic book superheroes.
For more info about this amazing peanut art, check out Steve’s video below. For many more examples of his work, visit SteveCasino.com.
Last year I discovered the work of Australian artist Nicky Barkla and I loved her psychedelic pop culture art portraits. I even posted some of my favorites, and you really should check them out if you haven’t already. Nicky recently … Continue reading →
Good news! Now you don’t have to be ashamed of watching kitteh videos when you should be doing something productive. Lo and behold, LOLCats are now seen as an emerging art form. So, really, by looking at pictures of cats in hats, your supporting the arts, kinda. Just kidding, but this story about an art exhibit in the UK does make me look at LOLCats in a new light.
If you don’t belive that LOLCats have earned a newfound respect, check out the video below. It’s from a recent gallery show in London called – ready?
LOLCat - Teh Exhibishun
Hehe I love that.
The event was part of a university student’s research into the LOLCats phenomenon, and it brought artists together to -
“…come up with their unique take on the theme to create a piece of beautiful, amusing, and exquisitely crafted LOLCAT art.” – from the exhibition website
Want to be stunned and amazed today? Take a quick look at this infographic. It lists the staggering amounts of money that collectors have shelled out for ten art treasures. Keep in mind that the prices are adjusted for inflation.