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So Fly: hip hop and art history

What if Botticelli did his shopping at Hypebeast? Or Picasso listened to Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy during his blue period? Look no further than Fly Art Productions, which pairs iconic art history images with braggadocio rich, tongue-in-cheek hip hop lyrics.

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

Fly Art was started by Gisella Velasco and Toni Pontenciano as “an homage to the finer things in life: art and hip hop.” And they succeed brilliantly – Beyoncé’s “Blow” lyrics are naughtily juxtaposed against a Georgia O’Keefe’s Flower of Life, II, while Usher’s side chick dilemma in Confessions” is aptly illustrated by Picasso’s La Vie. Their witty images are now being sold in a clothing collection on Rad.com – starting at $12.95, that’s some art that you can indulge in on any budget.

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

Image via Fly Art Productions

 

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