Things that make you go “Hmmm”

dievca ran into this photo of Grace Kelly and thought, “No way”.

“The Blast tracked down Jeffrey Yarber, the artist behind the piece, who tells us the ‘photograph’ is one of thousands of celebrity fantasy artworks he has digitally created and sold over the years. In other words, he created the photo, it isn’t an actual bottomless Grace Kelly photo shoot.

(Kim Kardashian shared a ‘topless’ Marilyn Monroe photo created by Yarber.) Kim’s hardly the first to share the Marilyn portrait, and Kardashian is so art savvy that she probably knew it wasn’t genuine, but tons of people thought it was legit.

As for the faux photo, Yarber says, ‘Fakes is a genre, I, and about four other fellows, originated. My artworks are marketed around the world, and are offered in just about every medium there is.’

Yarber tells us people — including respected galleries — often mistake his prints for originals, but he doesn’t like to correct them, adamant that his pieces are ‘virtually real, depicting the actual subjects in actual settings, without flaw.’”

What do you think?
dievca can’t decide if she is offended by the “Fakes” genre or humored. It’s something that is making her go, “Hmmm”.  So, she is going to use the song to get her moving this morning.


11 Comments on “Things that make you go “Hmmm””

  1. I guess it’s ok to push the bounds of what we call reality, as long as it’s clearly labelled as such.

    But I imagine that artist hit the mark pretty well…………

    Liked by 1 person

  2. happyfreeconfusedlonelyatthesametime says:

    It’s art. I’m not offended but even I was, that’s ok cause that’s one purpose of art.
    It’s crazy hot btw!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I certainly went … “Hmmm!”

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Cinn says:

    I think it’s OK if the person being portrayed gives permission, but it seems doubtful to me that these women would have appreciated this as art

    So for me, it’s a personal violation of these women

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Well, it definitely had me staring!

    Liked by 1 person


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