Gangster George

Augmented Reality Fine Art

GANGSTER GEORGE

KAI ASPIRE'S "MASKED" @ LAB ART  |  LOS ANGELES, CA  |  2011

 

"Gangster George" is our name for this AR piece, and it's a reverse example of augmented reality street art taking over a piece of fine art (by a street artist) inside LA's Lab Art gallery. When viewing artist Kai Aspire's "Masked" (an absolute masterpiece - an updated portrait of George Washington) via our app, the painting morphs into a Heavy Projects version, complete with spray can and painted black eye. This kind of augmented reality artistic interaction implodes the distinction between the "real" and the "imaginary" and is just plain super-meta street art.  It's Revolutionary just like George was ;)