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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Sunzilla
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3 years ago

Oh! My Doctor! I love this :)

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hmm...
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3 years ago

at least the blue shell doesn't have wings

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Took me a little to get it.

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glowworm2
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3 years ago

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

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Awww...I love this one...

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Shruti Naik
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3 years ago

Eleven! in a beautiful place! :)

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Sunzilla
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3 years ago

Ha ha.

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C.Marrero
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3 years ago

For a second i thought it was my phone

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Luke, look!

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3ke
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3 years ago

Sandworms.

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Ana
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3 years ago

adorable <3 <3

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

Sharknado 15!

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Perfect addition.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

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

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hmm...
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3 years ago

Show me what you got!

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Pandykinz
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3 years ago

A self portrait?

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hmm...
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3 years ago

seemless

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Somehow... I seriously like this one. ♥

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Awesome.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Waldo: Where the heck am I?

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hmm...
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3 years ago

Oh dear, R2! We're lost.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

It's Friday today!

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Capermom
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3 years ago

I'd actually put that one up...

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Capermom
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3 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

"soon".

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Sunzilla
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3 years ago

I can't help but think this was a rather good painting before the fries were added...

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Capermom
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3 years ago

So much better... (-;

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Awww...I want this.

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Pandykinz
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3 years ago

This one kind of makes me sad.. we are slowly losing the beautiful scenery like the ones painted here in lieu of urban centers with McD's and the like in them. Poignant piece (even if unintentional)

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hmm...
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3 years ago

Bob-ombs

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Sunzilla
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3 years ago

This is really cool. And scary

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hmm...
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3 years ago

this is why mario's hot

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Pablo Simmo
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3 years ago

Shit, they got out from the hotel?!

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Desiré Yen
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3 years ago

Jaws 10.0

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

3D Mario game. Imagine that.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years 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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glowworm2
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3 years ago

Yes! Just Yes!

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

Finish him!!!!

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hmm...
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3 years ago

im shook

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Molly Tallmadge
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3 years ago

Aww!!

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

who you gonna telegram....

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Is that princess Peach near the barn?

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

Adam West's belly was never that slim! ;-)

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

he could also have 'Takes shirt off for Jedi Skype calls' on a piece of cardboard

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Claire Haverland
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3 years ago

I'm getting that you like Star Wars

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Who wore it better..?

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hmm...
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3 years ago

he dropped an onion ring

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Bwahahah...

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

This looks like the real thing though.

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glowworm2
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3 years ago

That is a very small Demogorgon.

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Stille20
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3 years ago

Nope

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Yes.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Black Friday?

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

This R2 unit has a blown motivator unit!

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

Jason plays with his friends

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hmm...
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3 years ago

what a role model

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Capermom
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3 years ago

Neat idea.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

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

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Desiré Yen
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3 years ago

E.T this ain't home !

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

*in a couple centuries.

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glowworm2
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3 years ago

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

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Kane Cheung
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3 years ago

Yo money o yo life

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Desiré Yen
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3 years ago

The squids missing in the smaller painting!

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Berit-Bärbel Rebane
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3 years ago

My heart just melted!

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

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Kinda looks like an older Rick.

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