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
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2 years ago

Found it!!!!!!!!

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Molly Tallmadge
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2 years ago

Omg I'm sending this to Nintendo

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

Took me a little to get it.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

If Bob Ross was a star was fan

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Lily
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2 years ago

She's looking for her waffles :D

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Eliane Prado
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2 years ago

Hahahahaha

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Daria B
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

thats no moon

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Andrew Gibb
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2 years ago

Beetleguise, Beetleguise, Beetleguise!

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2 years ago

My favorite movie for Halloween... or Christmas?

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Haylee Evans
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2 years ago

sharknado

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Capermom
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2 years ago

Perfect addition.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Show me what you got!

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Emma Knappe
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2 years ago

The paintings of the cookies and milk are wonderful lol

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2 years ago

seemless

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Daria B
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2 years ago

Somehow... I seriously like this one. ♥

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Joeshar
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2 years ago

Did you find Homer :)

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Waldo: Where the heck am I?

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2 years ago

Oh dear, R2! We're lost.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

It's Friday today!

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2 years ago

Shut up and take my money

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Capermom
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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

I rehearse my starbucks order while waiting in line

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2 years ago

Now the skull has foreshadowing

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Haylee Evans
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2 years ago

i want this so bad omg

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Johanna Zamora
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2 years ago

The saddest episode. EVER.

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Johanna Zamora
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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Bob-ombs

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2 years ago

Terminator: The Early Years

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Molly Tallmadge
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2 years ago

Ha!

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

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

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Bobbi Newell
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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Make it happen Nintendo

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Vlad Horobet
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2 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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Capermom
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2 years ago

There's everything right with this picture.

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2 years ago

decent

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2 years ago

im shook

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Heather Johnson
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2 years ago

Bulbasaur!! My daughter's favorite Pokémon!

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Andrew Gibb
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2 years ago

who you gonna telegram....

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2 years ago

I knew it was Luigi!

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2 years ago

I can hear the sound effects

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

"force choke me daddy"

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2 years ago

another one

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Capermom
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2 years ago

Who wore it better..?

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alwright
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2 years ago

OOh I really like this one! :D

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2 years ago

glo up

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

This looks like the real thing though.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

That is a very small Demogorgon.

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Emma Knappe
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2 years ago

I love this

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2 years ago

belgium

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2 years ago

Black Friday = Black and Blue Saturday

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Johanna Zamora
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2 years ago

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

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Andrew Gibb
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2 years ago

Jason plays with his friends

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Kenny Kulbiski
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2 years ago

Draw me like one of your French girls.

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Capermom
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2 years ago

Neat idea.

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Andrew Gibb
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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Kind of a scary movie

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Andrew Gibb
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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Back before walmart they bought tickets to the fair

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glowworm2
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2 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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2 years ago

Yo money o yo life

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Daria B
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2 years ago

His Last Painting

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2 years ago

porg

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2 years ago

Master craftsman

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

He got a proper beach.

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