10.08.15 by Jeff

50 Fantastic Remakes of Famous Artworks (Not Featured In Our Book)

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“Birth of Venus” remake by Kevin Thom

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“Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli

 

This summer we released our first-ever Booooooom book, “Remake”, chronicling our massive art project in which people all over the world re-created master works of art. Thank you to all the publications that have written about the book, the response has been unreal.

I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a selection of the incredible submissions that did not end up in the final version of the book. In a perfect world, everyone’s work would have been printed in the book but I simply did not have the budget to secure image rights to all the original master works of art to be able to include everything (this was very painful for me during the editing process). I actually gave up my entire book advance from Chronicle Books to get the rights to as many works as I could.

Below are 50 terrific submissions to our remake project, none of which you will see as you flip through the book. Note: I arbitrarily picked the number 50 for this article; this list could probably be twice as long.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project, I am convinced that we have the most talented (and active) creative community on the Internet. Have a look at the works below.

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10.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Karis Upton

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Paintings by Norwich-based artist Karis Upton. More images below.

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10.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Sarah Kelk

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Paintings by Melbourne, Australia-based artist Sarah Kelk. More images below.

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07.08.15 by Jeff

Weekend Music: Three French Girls cover Major Lazer and Rihanna with a Cello and a Drum

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This week the Internet belongs to three French girls, Lucia, Elisa and Juliet, who formed a band called L.E.J. aka Elijay and whose recent video covers everything from Major Lazer’s “Lean On” to Rihanna’s “BBHMM” with a cello and a drum.

Their talent is undeniable and they exude a fun energy that even makes songs I’ve heard a million times fresh again. Watch the video below.

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07.08.15 by Staff

Collages by Damien Tran

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Wonderful, collaged gig posters by Berlin-based artist Damien Tran. More images below!

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07.08.15 by Staff

Rollercoaster-esque Sculpture Made of 1200 Chairs

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Paris-based artist Baptiste Debombourg’s “Stellar” is, basically, 1200 chairs arranged to look like a rollercoaster. But what makes the installation even more hilarious is that it’s on display in Place du Bouffay, an area populated with cafés with chairs of the same design (and from which Debombourg drew his inspiration). See more images below!

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06.08.15 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Frédéric Fontenoy

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Amazing, and slightly eery, photographs by Paris, France-based photographer Frédéric Fontenoy. See more distorted images from Fontenoy’s series, Metamorphose, below.

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06.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Akino Kondoh

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Works by New York-based Japanese artist Akino Kondoh. More images below.

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