Artist Completely Wraps Rooms with Famous Paintings

Chuck Close Bathroom

Chuck Close Bathroom

Keith Haring Theatre

Keith Haring Theatre

Lichtenstein Moe’s Tavern

Lichtenstein Moe’s Tavern

I immediately assumed these photos were part of a press release for new art hotel rooms – turns out they’re the digital creations of artist Jon Rafman. You might know of Rafman by way of his popular digital series 9-Eyes where he exhibited these found images from Google Street View. This new on-going project where he takes modernist paintings and completely wraps rooms with them is called Brand New Paint Job.

Some rooms are a bit heavy on the eyes, which is putting it mildly really – most of these head to toe room makeovers take a bit of an adjustment for your eyes. That may have something to do with them being 3D models taken from the Google 3D Warehouse, an online gallery that allows users of Google Sketchup to upload to and share their works. The bigger statement here may be its questioning of the over commercialization of art.

via My Modern Met

De Kooning Hallway

De Kooning Hallway

Auerbach Train

Auerbach Train

Monet USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Bridge

Monet USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Bridge

Duchamp Seinfeld Set

Duchamp Seinfeld Set

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Matisse Baby Room

Matisse Baby Room

Rosenquist Jeopardy

Rosenquist Jeopardy

Monet Master Bedroom

Monet Master Bedroom