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What happens when you mash-up acclaimed 19th century artist Van Gogh and acclaimed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (creator of such classics as TOTORO and SPIRITED AWAY)?

Painter Aja Kusick has the answer in her series that mashes together Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” with contemporary pop culture icons. It all started when someone mistook her Van Gogh-inspired painting of the Eiffel Tower for a real Van Gogh thus inspiring the idea to create more Van Gogh-inspired works. That’s the TOTORO mash-up above and here’s SPIRITED AWAY:

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Other pop culture icons in her series include PEANUTS:

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POKEMON:

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FIGHT CLUB:

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REN AND STIMPY:

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STAR TREK:

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And even the Grateful Dead:

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You can see more of Kusick’s work and purchase prints here.

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