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 1 year ago

Found it!!!!!!!!

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Molly Tallmadge 1 year ago

Omg I'm sending this to Nintendo

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

Took me a little to get it.

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glowworm2 1 year ago

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

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hmm... 1 year ago

If Bob Ross was a star was fan

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Lily 1 year ago

She's looking for her waffles :D

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Eliane Prado 1 year ago

Hahahahaha

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Daria B 1 year 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 1 year ago

thats no moon

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

Beetleguise, Beetleguise, Beetleguise!

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hmm... 1 year ago

My favorite movie for Halloween... or Christmas?

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Haylee Evans 1 year ago

sharknado

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Capermom 1 year ago

Perfect addition.

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

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

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hmm... 1 year ago

Show me what you got!

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Emma Knappe 1 year ago

The paintings of the cookies and milk are wonderful lol

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hmm... 1 year ago

seemless

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Daria B 1 year ago

Somehow... I seriously like this one. ♥

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Joeshar 1 year ago

Did you find Homer :)

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Waldo: Where the heck am I?

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hmm... 1 year ago

Oh dear, R2! We're lost.

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

It's Friday today!

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hmm... 1 year ago

Shut up and take my money

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Capermom 1 year ago

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

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hmm... 1 year ago

I rehearse my starbucks order while waiting in line

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hmm... 1 year ago

Now the skull has foreshadowing

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Haylee Evans 1 year ago

i want this so bad omg

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Johanna Zamora 1 year ago

The saddest episode. EVER.

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Johanna Zamora 1 year ago

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

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hmm... 1 year ago

Bob-ombs

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hmm... 1 year ago

Terminator: The Early Years

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Molly Tallmadge 1 year ago

Ha!

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

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

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Bobbi Newell 1 year ago

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

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hmm... 1 year ago

Make it happen Nintendo

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Vlad Horobet 1 year 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 1 year ago

There's everything right with this picture.

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hmm... 1 year ago

decent

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hmm... 1 year ago

im shook

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Heather Johnson 1 year ago

Bulbasaur!! My daughter's favorite Pokémon!

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

who you gonna telegram....

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hmm... 1 year ago

I knew it was Luigi!

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hmm... 1 year ago

I can hear the sound effects

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

"force choke me daddy"

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hmm... 1 year ago

another one

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Capermom 1 year ago

Who wore it better..?

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alwright 1 year ago

OOh I really like this one! :D

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hmm... 1 year ago

glo up

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

This looks like the real thing though.

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glowworm2 1 year ago

That is a very small Demogorgon.

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Emma Knappe 1 year ago

I love this

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hmm... 1 year ago

belgium

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hmm... 1 year ago

Black Friday = Black and Blue Saturday

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Johanna Zamora 1 year ago

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

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

Jason plays with his friends

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Kenny Kulbiski 1 year ago

Draw me like one of your French girls.

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Capermom 1 year ago

Neat idea.

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

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

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hmm... 1 year ago

Kind of a scary movie

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

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

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hmm... 1 year ago

Back before walmart they bought tickets to the fair

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glowworm2 1 year ago

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

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Kane Cheung 1 year ago

Yo money o yo life

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Daria B 1 year ago

His Last Painting

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hmm... 1 year ago

porg

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hmm... 1 year ago

Master craftsman

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Rebekah 1 year ago

He got a proper beach.

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

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

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

Breaking Cheese.

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hmm... 1 year ago

Bender is a creeper

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hmm... 1 year ago

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

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Capermom 1 year ago

Awww...

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glowworm2 1 year ago

Don't blink!