Thrift Store Paintings Are Better When Vandalized With Star Wars

By David Wharton | 6 years ago

StarDestroyerStar Wars has become one of the juggernauts of popular culture, and it’s only going to get bigger thanks to Rebels, Episode VII, and the rest. Disney seems to be taking the same coordinated multi-media approach as they have with their Marvel wing, so we can expect to see Star Wars, well, everywhere in the years to come. But one place I wouldn’t have expected the galaxy far, far away to infiltrate is the canvases of second-hand thrift-shop paintings. One clever artist, however, is doing just that. Macklemore would be so proud.

LordGreedo

Artist David Vancook refers to the project as “Thrift store paintings I’ve vandalized,” but I think “improved significantly” is a much more accurate description. It’s a brilliantly simple concept, and one that I’m sure is pretty dirt cheap to maintain. And let’s face it, the cheesy, dated pictures lining the walls of your great-grandmother’s house would pretty much all be improved by the addition of a stormtrooper or TIE fighter or two, am I right?

TIE

I will point out, however, that I don’t think calling in air support or an AT-ST for your fox hunt is, strictly speaking, fair.

Foxhunt

ATST

Whaddya think, does Fett have a better chance against a bull than he did against a half-blind smuggler?

Fett

I love this next one just because I’ve actually known people who had this print on their wall. Well, except for the X-wing. Which, I think we can agree, is their loss.

XWing

ATAT

Cafe

DeathStar

Gentleman

IG-88

ImpressionistVader

Trooper1

Troopers

Vader

Walker

As for this last one, there’s not anything science fictional about it, but he threatened to bite my legs off if I didn’t include it.

Armsoff

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