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Photographer Michael Wolf Captures Expert Iconic Painting Facsimiles

 - Jul 9, 2011
References: photomichaelwolf & beautifuldecay
German born, American raised photographer Michael Wolf is an accomplished and veteran photojournalist and author who has spent the last ten years of his career living and working in China.

As a photographer, Michael Wolf is responsible for a slew of intriguing projects, including photographing Hong Kong's historic and magnificent architecture, documenting a colorful collection of Chinese propaganda posters from the 1950s, and the one highlighted in this post -- shots of China's incredible copy artists.

These Chinese street artists show a skill for recreating some of art's most historic paintings, including Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and Roy Lichtenstein's 'The Melody Haunts My Reverie,' and it appears they do it with relative ease. These street artists are stuff of lore many international travellers bring back to their native countries and photographer Michael Wolf's series of shots of them brings concrete reality to the myths.