Vintage Vandals: 6 Artists Monsterize Thrift-Store Paintings

Portraits provide an interesting opportunity to modernize a medium, restyling a traditional paint job into a snazzy graffiti-themed work, like this piece by Finsta of Stockholm, Sweden.

Master modifier Chris Hutchinson, also of Portland, shows that these kinds of interventions need not be limited to inserting characters, or even painting within the bounds of a painting – they can span to the surrounding mat or even the picture frame itself.

For that matter, the original subject does not even have to be a painted scene – a framed vintage object can be put in a new context, as TRAVIS MILLARD of Los Angeles, California did with this vintage pistol.