Remixing Great Masterpieces for the Highway Age
Last week we highlighted the Photoshop work of Memphis resident David Lindsey, who updated Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” to comment on the way cars have come to intrude on almost every public space. Lindsey was motivated by the decision to allow overflow parking from the Memphis Zoo in the city’s historic Overton Park, but his concept quickly inspired activists in other cities.
The people behind the satirical Facebook page Citizens for Roads Asphalt and Parking (MinnCRAP) altered two famous works of art for the motor age. Above, Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World.” Below, Van Gogh’s “A Starry Night.”
Lindsey has also been riffing on his earlier masterpiece, with this reconception of Manet’s “Luncheon in the Grass.”