IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM: Artist Adds Sci-Fi Characters To Thrift Store Paintings

November 13, 2014


FAKE! The shadows are all wrong. You can tell it's fake because the Enterprise is way f***ing bigger than that.

This is a series of thrift store paintings purchased by Dave Pollot, who adds value to them by painting in his own sci-fi and other pop culture characters. You can purchase prints of the pieces at his Etsy store HERE. Alternatively, head down to your local thrift store, pick up a cheap painting, and make yourself an original! That's what I did, and now look how much better this piece looks with the colorful, zany penises I added everywhere. "You do realize that was a Picasso, right?" I need to lie down.

Keep going for a bunch more.
















Thanks to NO_YOU_ARE, hands down one of my favorite comebacks.

  • Ashley Allen Chancellor

    The TARDIS was actually pretty much in place.

  • Bradley Vinci

    'm going to laugh so hard if i read about someone getting a thrift
    store painting does this and it turns out the painting was a Rembrandt

  • shashi

    i avait the vords of viggo, command me lord

  • David Shire

    getting into prog rock album cover territory with those pastoral space ships

  • BehindYou

    The matador/bullfighting one is an old poster; My grandparents have the unaltered version in their house; it's at least 40 years old.

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    We have a nice moutain scene we got for free some years ago and I am thinking of sneaking a TARDIS into the shadows of the surround forset.

  • KLanD

    Now this I would hang on my wall.

  • mateom

    ive been wanting to do this for years!

  • nunyobini
  • Graham Ramsay

    It's called appropriation, and Mr White didn't invent his style of art either

  • Xankar

    Some of these seemed a little out of place in artistic terms, like the first tie fighter one. A few others also just didn't match the scenery very well, like the soda one, due to the difference in art style. Besides that these were very impressive. I especially love the enterprise one as that one blends in so well and looks magnificent in my eyes.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Yeah I agree, he's done a really nice job composing them but the lines and colours don't fit on most of them. Still beautiful work, and it looks like this is a passion of his so I imagine his next lot will be even better at emulating the original style

  • Andyman7714

    I get what you mean. The Tie fighter doesn't have the proper shadowing to blend into the picture more. Looks unfinished compared to the Enterprise painting.

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