Have you ever wondered how history’s famous artists would look like if they were alive today? This is the concept for the work of Tel-Aviv-based illustrator Amit Shimoni, who has reimagined iconic artists such as Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh as if they were modern-day hipsters. His colorful portrait paintings are part of his ongoing series, aptly called HIPSTORY.
Shimoni has previously transformed world leaders from buttoned-up professionals into bohemian freethinkers. His newest hipster interpretations tackle the world of fine art, including the likes of Salvador Dalí who is comically styled with his hair in a “man bun” while his famous quote “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs” is seen tattooed on his chest. A hipster Vincent van Gogh is depicted wearing an AirPod and a patterned shirt featuring his own Sunflowers motif, while Pablo Picasso similarly wears his own Guernica-patterned shirt. An inked Frida Kahlo is depicted wearing a nose ring and her hair in braided pigtails cascades from her flower crown. Meanwhile, Andy Warhol wears classic horn-rimmed glasses and is clad in tattoos of his famous friends, including Marilyn Monroe and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Tel-Aviv-based illustrator Amit Shimoni reimagines famous artists as if they were modern-day hipsters.
His colorful portrait paintings are part of his ongoing series called HIPSTORY.
Each piece includes comical details such as tattoos and clothing that are specific to each artist.
My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Amit Shimoni.
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