Making “piggyback art” requires taking a pre-existing work of art and adding to it, which is the best possible use for the paintings at Goodwill (and I have the crappy landscape painting with Cthulhu added to it hanging on my wall to prove it). Alex Gross has applied this piggyback art aesthetic to antique cabinet card photographs, transforming these vintage photos into his “Heroes, Villains, and Monsters” series. His work will be on exhibit at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in LA starting February 25th, and Gross also sells giclée print sets of his modified cabinet cards at his website (here, here, and here).
We’ve placed the 31 geekiest ones here, and the rest can be viewed at Alex’s site. All pictures via Alex Gross and Arrested Motion (via Neatorama).
What a fancy Daredevil
General Urko from Planet of the Apes
“Luke . . . I am a Mark Twain impersonator. Also your father.”
I want more like this!
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