Artist Chris Trueman used an unusual medium to paint a piece he calls 'Self-Portrait With Gun.' Trueman used dead ants--200,000, to be specific--to paint a portrait of his little brother holding a rifle.
Chris Trueman's 'Self-Portrait With Gun' was a labor of love because the artist hated killing the ants needed to complete it. The end result was worth the ant genocide, as the painting is fetching offers of $35,000.
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