Since replacing Kevin Bacon with a guy from Stoughton who probably thinks Kenny Loggins is just the log-in name for dudes named Kenny is not the ideal way to remake a classic work of art, see how it's done much more effectively by checking out White Rabbit, an Alice in Wonderland-enthusing illustrator from midcoast Maine (Belfast in the house!) who reinterprets famous masterpieces by inserting modern pop-culture iconography.
Pop Culture Remix
Remastered classics fit for the Bizarro MFA include the Ninja Turtles standing around a table enjoying pizza (Van Gogh's The Potato Eaters), a balloon-toting Pennywise the Clown in the middle of a wheat field (Wyeth's Christina's World), and the entire Muppet clan huddled around as Big Bird dissects Kermit's body in an adaptation of Rembrandt's work now retitled The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird, who appears to be treating poor Kermie like an Animal.
Rabbits Are Funny
In case you like your art like you like your women -- Photoshop tagged-up with random bunny heads -- there's a rendition of Edward Hopper's stark late-night diner scene dubbed "Night Rabbits"; a take on Grant Wood's pitchfork-toting 1930s farm couple known as Rabbit Gothic; and a frightened white hare straight out of Edward Munch's The Scream.
Straight-Up Graphic Prints
WR also gets zany with Illustrator, offering clever takes on recognizable characters like Toonces behind the wheel (look out!), and No More Licks, a modern take on the '80s commercial in which the boy, standing atop Mr. Turtle, finally guns down the Tootsie Roll owl, before undoubtedly escaping on foot
Published: November 7, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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