Artist Repurposes and Enhances Thrift Art Oil Paintings Into Hilarious Parodies
New York-based artist David Pollot rejuvenates vintage, thrift shop paintings by inserting famous pop culture characters. Featuring the familiar faces in Star Wars, The Simpsons, and Super Mario among many other beloved characters Irvine skillfully mimics the style of the original artist or contradicts it for irony.
Pollot admits to having a short attention span, and says, “Repurposing old thrift art has become something of an answer to this problem. I take abandoned prints and paintings found at thrift stores and garage sales and carefully use oil paints to make new additions into the old pieces. Part of the challenge is not only taking some piece of pop culture and putting it into a place where it might not belong, but also making it blend in so well that it actually seems that it belongs.”
You can find more of his hilarious work in his Etsy shop.