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The Mike Guppy Selected Series Replaces Characters with Digital Outlines

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jul 27, 2011 • References: anothersight and todayandtomorrow.net
While some art lovers will probably be mortified that the Mike Guppy Selected animated gif series essentially mars the beauty of original famous artwork, they will be comforted at the knowledge that no real harm was inflicted on these paintings. Clearly, these images were created in Photoshop.

The Mike Guppy Selected animated gif series replaces these iconic main characters, such as Mona Lisa, with marching ant outlines. In fact, his Mona Lisa art piece was inspired by Mike Ruiz’s Replaced Mona Lisa, who actually did select and remove her from her painting. At least Guppy left a ghost trace of her poised presence, as he did with all the other artwork he altered.

A clever and creative project, the Mike Guppy Selected series introduces a fresh take on animated gif artistic works.