To celebrate online antique marketplace client LoveAntiques.com’s upcoming 2nd birthday, we decided to have a bit of fun with the notion that they are a modern day solution to finding antique items.

Combining the past with the present, we tasked two classically trained artists with recreating famous historic portraits with today’s most famous faces.

Rapper Kanye West has been transformed into King Henry VIII – known for his short temper and inflated ego – while the Mona Lisa, one of the best-known faces of the last few centuries, was recreated as selfie-obsessed Kim Kardashian West. Coverage has already appeared on the Express (with a link), and more to come:

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Great feature and link on Yahoo too:

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Coverage on the Daily Mirror here, link included:

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The Sun:

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Digital Spy coverage again with link:

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