Dave Pollot (previously here and here) is a US painter who brings new life to old and forgotten art. He buys thrift store paintings and perfectly "enhances" them with pop culture symbols, giving a cool, nerdy spin to what's dusting away inside cracked frames.

"Most are prints or lithographs," he told Bored Panda. "Any scratches or marks are carefully touched up and then my own visions are added." Before focusing on repurposing discarded thrift art, Dave painted more ‘serious’ architectural paintings and landscapes. Now, however, he's completely devoted to his new passion.

"Concepts range from pop culture to dada themes. What was once destined for a landfill is now an appreciated piece of art and conversation piece." Luckily, it's still an ongoing series so there should be more of these to come!

More info: davepollot.com | Etsy | Facebook | Instagram

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Debra Gump 11 months ago

Found it!!!!!!!!

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Molly Tallmadge 11 months ago

Omg I'm sending this to Nintendo

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Vlad Horobet 11 months ago

Took me a little to get it.

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glowworm2 11 months ago

This one made me laugh. The other gents look so into it too!

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hmm... 11 months ago

If Bob Ross was a star was fan

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Lily 11 months ago

She's looking for her waffles :D

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Eliane Prado 11 months ago

Hahahahaha

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Daria B 11 months ago

So... Symbolic. Also, it feels like those dreams where you're trying so badly to scream, but your voice won't come out.

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Devin Robinson 11 months ago

thats no moon

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

Beetleguise, Beetleguise, Beetleguise!

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hmm... 11 months ago

My favorite movie for Halloween... or Christmas?

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Haylee Evans 11 months ago

sharknado

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Capermom 11 months ago

Perfect addition.

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Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

But nothing beats Mr. Bean's version of this paining.. xD

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hmm... 11 months ago

Show me what you got!

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Emma Knappe 11 months ago

The paintings of the cookies and milk are wonderful lol

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hmm... 11 months ago

seemless

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Daria B 11 months ago

Somehow... I seriously like this one. ♥

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Joeshar 11 months ago

Did you find Homer :)

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Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

Waldo: Where the heck am I?

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hmm... 11 months ago

Oh dear, R2! We're lost.

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Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

It's Friday today!

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hmm... 11 months ago

Shut up and take my money

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Capermom 11 months ago

It looks so right, though... Is that wrong..? Lol

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hmm... 11 months ago

I rehearse my starbucks order while waiting in line

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hmm... 11 months ago

Now the skull has foreshadowing

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Haylee Evans 11 months ago

i want this so bad omg

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Johanna Zamora 11 months ago

The saddest episode. EVER.

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Johanna Zamora 11 months ago

No one is too Baroque to go to McDonalds. (sorry...I can't help myself)

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hmm... 11 months ago

Bob-ombs

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hmm... 11 months ago

Terminator: The Early Years

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Molly Tallmadge 11 months ago

Ha!

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Hope Floats 11 months ago

Time to jump back in the time box.....

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Bobbi Newell 11 months ago

"We're gonna need a bigger boat..."

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hmm... 11 months ago

Make it happen Nintendo

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Vlad Horobet 11 months ago

If i'd own a time travel device i'd also travel into the 17th, 18th century. Mostly for the music and the rural nature.

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Capermom 11 months ago

There's everything right with this picture.

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hmm... 11 months ago

decent

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hmm... 11 months ago

im shook

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Heather Johnson 11 months ago

Bulbasaur!! My daughter's favorite Pokémon!

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

who you gonna telegram....

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hmm... 11 months ago

I knew it was Luigi!

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hmm... 11 months ago

I can hear the sound effects

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Vlad Horobet 11 months ago

"force choke me daddy"

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hmm... 11 months ago

another one

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Capermom 11 months ago

Who wore it better..?

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alwright 11 months ago

OOh I really like this one! :D

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hmm... 11 months ago

glo up

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Vlad Horobet 11 months ago

This looks like the real thing though.

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glowworm2 11 months ago

That is a very small Demogorgon.

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Emma Knappe 11 months ago

I love this

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hmm... 11 months ago

belgium

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hmm... 11 months ago

Black Friday = Black and Blue Saturday

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Johanna Zamora 11 months ago

"I freely admit the best of my fun, I owe it to horse and hound"

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

Jason plays with his friends

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Kenny Kulbiski 11 months ago

Draw me like one of your French girls.

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Capermom 11 months ago

Neat idea.

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

Captain's...log....stardate....1867....Spock...made...a...bit...of...a...miscalculation...when....steering....the....enterprise

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hmm... 11 months ago

Kind of a scary movie

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

Chewbacca - "Can't a Wookie have peace to do his business without being followed"

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hmm... 11 months ago

Back before walmart they bought tickets to the fair

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glowworm2 11 months ago

I don't see anything wrong with this painting. Nope, looks like nothing's been changed here. ;)

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Kane Cheung 11 months ago

Yo money o yo life

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Daria B 11 months ago

His Last Painting

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hmm... 11 months ago

porg

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hmm... 11 months ago

Master craftsman

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Rebekah 11 months ago

He got a proper beach.

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

oops...wrong turn....can anyone give me directions to Tokyo?

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Vlad Horobet 11 months ago

Breaking Cheese.

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hmm... 11 months ago

Bender is a creeper

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hmm... 11 months ago

Robin: Why can't I wear pants Batman? Batman: We went over this Robin...

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Capermom 11 months ago

Awww...

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glowworm2 11 months ago

Don't blink!

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hmm... 11 months ago

it was always Luigi!

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Desiré Yen 11 months ago

I Have The POWER!