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Meet the artist creating beautiful pictures of pop culture icons out of trash

What do you see when you look at trash? A French artist Bernard Pras sees opportunity
Meet the artist creating beautiful pictures of pop culture icons out of trash

When Bernard Pras sees a pile of junk he sees opportunity. An old orange? Jack Nicolson’s forehead. Strips of rubber tires? Bob Marley’s dreads. That toy pig? Mick Jagger’s chin.

The French painter, photographer, and sculptor has been creating portraits out of everyday objects such as toys, textiles, wood, clothing and whatever else he could get his junk-hungry hands on for over twenty years. He uses these mundane objects to create beautiful, often haunting interpretations of pop culture icons, from Mick Jagger and Bowie to Andy Warhol and Einstein, according to Hhhhappy.

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

David Bowie

David Bowie

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band album cover

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band album cover

Che Guevara

Che Guevara

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Sean Connery as James Bond

Sean Connery as James Bond

Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’

Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’

Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg

See more at Pras’ website.

See also: Artist creates artwork out of gunpowder and burns it when he’s done.