These Boring Thrift Store Paintings Could Use Some “Star Wars”… (41 PICS)

Posted in PICTURES       3 Nov 2020       1625       1 GALLERY VIEW

Arrowhead Vintage & Goods specializes in everything from vinyl and home decor to clothing and jewelry, so these paintings shouldn’t come as a complete surprise to people who visit the shop in Canton, Ohio. If they could enter it.

“I have always done art for fun, just novelty weirdo stuff but when covid hit, I had to close my vintage store,” said Dave. “My wife and I started doing our website full time trying to keep afloat. She made masks and I started painting. Both really kept us busy and we were really glad to have the work.”

 

Dave started the series with an old landscape he had already had; the artist himself thought it was beautiful but couldn’t sell the piece even for $5. “After a couple of years, I decided if I was going to throw it out, I could try and do something interesting with it. I think I added a fallen AT-ST, half in a lake, and Ewoks fishing off of it.”

The artist said he spends a lot of time analyzing and learning to “match” the painting’s style before he actually begins working on it.

Before the pandemic, Dave used to get old landscapes at thrift stores and garage sales but acquiring these things isn’t a problem now as well — lately, people have been cleaning out their houses and bringing them to him directly. “It’s great,” Dave said. “Usually, I only spend $5 or $10 each, not much.”

 

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The artist pays tribute to other pop culture stories, too

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People are absolutely loving Dave’s remakes

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Greg 5 month s ago
Look, I'm a Star Wars fan from kindergarten on up, but I find this to be rather idiotic. Those paintings weren't nearly so bad that they had to be sacrificed to such pop culture nonsense. Eventually, they'll end back up at thrift stores (or dumpsters) a lot less more desirable than the child-mind fanboys who get to geek out a little at how 'cool' this is right now. Call it what you like, but turning original art, any art, into such a gimmick is not 'creating' anything new. You're simply vandalizing it.
       
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