As antique experts, we deal with great works of art on a regular basis. Part of the fascination for many collectors is the way antique work stands up to modern-day scrutiny.
Heading towards Christmas and for a bit of fun, we at LoveAntiques.com, the antique furniture specialists, have had classically-trained artists recreate iconic portraits from history but with a modern day twist. We wanted to take the most recognisable faces from the past and give them a 21st century update using their modern day equals, fusing the past and the present in beautifully created masterpieces.
Take a look at the results below.
King Kanye VIII
King Henry VIII was famed for his inflated ego and short temper, and posed for hundreds of portraits during his reign. When considering who we could reimagine the famous monarch as there was only one man who possessed the same characteristics and considered himself king of the world.
We present you King Kanye VIII:
The Very Modern Mona Lisa
In the 1500s Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was the most recognisable face in the world. Today Keeping Up with the Kardashians has made Kim Kardashian and her constant ‘selfies’ just as famous as the Louvre’s pride and joy and because of that, this version of the most famous portrait ever seemed very fitting:
Our reimagining of these portraits is not just a commentary on popular culture, but also for a great cause.
The originals are already packed up and on their way to Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, where we hope they’ll take pride of place in the family home they decide upon to replace the $20m Bel Air mansion they’re currently selling.
Own your piece of modern history ...
You can, however, buy prints of either masterpiece below – with every penny of profit going towards Chicago-based arts institution Donda's House, which West co-founded in 2013 in honour of his late mother Dr. Donda West. The organisation provides youths with artistic direction through various classes and programmes including creative writing, record producing and health education.
Kanye West Reimagined as Henry VIII Print
Kanye West reimagined as the short tempered and egotistical monarch, Henry VIII, in this extravagant modern day take on a classic painting.
Kim Kardashian Reimagined as the Mona Lisa Print
One of today’s most recognisable faces, Kim Kardashian, is reimagined as the world’s most recognisable painting Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Buy Both Posters Together of Kim and Kanye Reimagined
Buy both posters together and support Donda’s House, as every penny of profit goes towards the Chicago-based arts institution, which Kanye West co-founded in 2013 in honour of his late mother, Dr. Donda West.
Thanks from the LoveAntiques.com team. LoveAntiques.com has a wide selection of antique furniture, antique silver and vintage jewellery.
Terms and Conditions
Please allow up to 28 days for printing and delivery.
Standard Royal Mail Delivery.
All profits go to the Chicago-based arts institution Donda’s House.
Delivery to the UK only.
Digital versions are available to customers outside the UK as TIFF files, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.