“Ceci n’est pas une banane.”
This series of Minions fine art mash-ups have been spotted as far afield as the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Lower East Side in Manhattan, and the Madrid and Paris Metros. They’re probably elsewhere, too.
Plopping cartoon characters into the fine art world isn’t an especially original idea — Donald Duck met the Old Masters as far back as 1941′s The Reluctant Dragon — but it’s a testament nonetheless to the breakout success of the Minions that they’re considered well known enough to be the subject of this series a mere five years after their debut.
Below is the rest of the series, in which the Minions meet Mondrian, Pollock, Da Vinci, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Dali, Van Gogh, Munch, and Picasso.