By Mike Jones
These incredible footage shows living artwork- human beings body-painted in order to be a part of a famous painting.
Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock are only a few of the artists whose paintings have been included in the collection.
Trina Merry, 38, the artist behind these art pieces, is a bodypainter who works in the movements of camouflage art.
Her interest in art started after she was struck by lightning while driving in Los Angeles- she developed a sensitivity to electricity and power grids.
Each piece of her art has been named after the actual’s painting most recent auction price- for example, Pablo Picasso’s “Le Reve” has been named “$155,000,000” while Jackson Pollock’s painting “No. 5, 1948” is titled “140,000,000.”
Trina said: “I created ‘Lust of Currency’ as a means to reflect on today’s art world, and how our most famous paintings are being used as commodities to be sold, bought or traded by a rarefied audience.
“The people in the images represent the viewers merging with the object of their gaze.
“Some of our greatest pieces of art are better known by their auction price, which is a telling sign that societal, political and economic forces have greatly impacted our culture.
“Art is more frequently seen online or social media instead of the gallery, museum or cathedral where it lives and is often viewed pixelated, with odd colors or cropped incorrectly.
“This series is simultaneously about our visual and economic consumption.”