Photos by G. Art by Alex Guofeng Cao.
At first glance, when you walk into the Stefan Stux Gallery in New York and see the exhibit Decompose / Recompose: Resurrect by Alex Guofeng Cao, you will view larger than life photos of some of the most recognizable icons in the world such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe and Pamela Anderson, your first thought is “I know that picture. Why is this in a gallery?” Upon further examination, Chinese artist Alex Guofeng Cao‘s photo mosaics consist of hundreds of tiny images of similar photographs. For example, the next two photos are closeups of the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pictures.
I loved this exhibit! Decompose / Recompose: Resurrect is now showing at the Stefan Stux Gallery in Chelsea through May 29, 2010.
See a really famous image of Pamela Anderson and what comprises the photo after the jump. Please note, the Pamela Anderson photo contains nudity, so if you are offended by boobies, don’t say I didn’t warn ya.
Pamela Anderson is made up of reproductions of Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde. Really cool stuff! Check it out.