This university undergrad creates spot-on replicas of famous paintings with her collection of masking tapes

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Nasa Funahara, an undergrad from the Musashino Art University in Japan, owns a collection of 450 rolls of masking tape in every color and pattern available. I’m guessing that for want of storage space, she began using some of them to replicate famous paintings like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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Yes, no one can beat Van Gogh at pirating his own artworks

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 29 November 2013

Who would have thought that the most adept at pirating Vincent Van Gogh’s works would be, well, Van Gogh, himself? Apparently the master painter had a penchant for copying his own works to perfection, according to the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition that showcased his artistic process of copying himself. It’s fascinating.

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Van Gogh’s Bedroom gets room service and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 27 December 2012

We featured Ursus Wehrli’s obsessive-compulsive art a few months back, and if you enjoyed these as much as us, you should really check out his Tidying Up Art series, which is a riot in deconstructive act: here he tidies up the contents of famous art pieces. We’re especially impressed by his extra-neat rendition of Van Gogh’s Bedroom.

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Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of doorknobs

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Hardware store owner David Goldberg found a creative way to put his old, outdated doorknob collection to good use. He created a mural of Van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ out of hundreds of his unused doorknobs instead of selling them for scrap metal. Goldberg’s mural can be found in his hometown of Bethesda, Maryland.

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Vik Muniz recreates iconic paintings with scraps of magazines

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz entitles this series, Pictures of Magazines 2. He bases his torn, blended and formed magazine scraps on iconic paintings by such artists as Edouard Manet, Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and other fore-fathers of art. The patience required is immense.

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Stunning Starry Night interactive animation

Jason Yagan Reader Find

By Jason Yagan in Video on Thursday 16 February 2012

This stunning video by Petros Vrellis makes you wonder what Van Gogh could have created had today’s technology been available in his time.

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Embroidered Wonder Bread

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 May 2010

Forget peanut butter and jelly. Artist Catherine McEver kicks up plain old white Wonder bread by embroidering on these humble slices. Yes, embroidering.

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