Pop Surrealist Intervention Art
January 6, 2012 11:07 AM   Subscribe

"These pictures began as a family tradition of giving each other 'gag gifts' for Christmas; I took cheap oils from a local flea market and embellished them with absurdities." (Possibly NSFW: nude painting in second link, second page of third link.)
posted by griphus (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
/.'d already?
posted by Chuffy at 11:17 AM on January 6, 2012


That last one should probably titled "Tigger's Revenge" or possibly, "Think, Think, RUN!"
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 11:28 AM on January 6, 2012


Metafilter: Embellished with Absurdities
posted by DiscountDeity at 11:32 AM on January 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love this one
posted by exogenous at 11:33 AM on January 6, 2012


I'm confused... so he sells reproductions of the originals as his own, in addition to his altered version?
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:44 AM on January 6, 2012


No, I think all of the paintings are individual pieces sold as originals. Those are just "before" and "after" galleries.
posted by griphus at 11:46 AM on January 6, 2012


His website seems to be choking a little at the moment. If you would all just stop looking so I can...
posted by crunchland at 12:22 PM on January 6, 2012


Just take my word for it crunchland, they are awesome.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:25 PM on January 6, 2012


Yeah, these are kind of lovely. Thanks for posting!
posted by Pallas Athena at 12:31 PM on January 6, 2012


I wonder if the artist could get away with this in Europe. I do believe (although understand I'm going from vague memory here, ie., I'm talking out of my ass a bit) that the original artist might still have "moral rights" to the work even after the sale, which might preclude any alteration without the original artist's consent. Please, someone in Europe, tell me if this makes sense or if I am indeed talking out of my ass.
posted by jscalzi at 12:46 PM on January 6, 2012


I love this one

Wow, that would mash up nicely with this one.
posted by hypersloth at 2:24 PM on January 6, 2012


Where's the order button? WHERE?
posted by FatherDagon at 5:15 PM on January 6, 2012


How come I can't find the one called "Return to Portfolio"?
posted by sneebler at 7:50 PM on January 6, 2012


Yeah, but that clearly isn't a kraken, it's a giant creature from the black lagoon. I mean come on, not a single tentacle on that thing. Although I guess "Unleash the giant creature from the black lagoon" wouldn't be as catchy a title or have the pop-cultural cache.

The "Death by Chocolate" one is the best.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 11:07 PM on January 6, 2012


Also, enough with the possible ass-talkery and vague remembering, jscalzi!
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 11:09 PM on January 6, 2012


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