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Unexpecto patronum! An artist has reimagined ‘Harry Potter’ in the style of David Hockney

And SpongeBob SquarePants gets the Yayoi Kusama treatment

Written by
Phil de Semlyen
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In the file of quirky mash-ups that we did not see coming, a bunch of pop culture icons has been given an unusual redo in the style of a variety of famous artists.

A team of designers has channelled the styles of world-renowned artists on to the settings of some of our favourite movies and shows: from the Friends’ apartment to the library in Downton Abbey.

Harry Potter
Photograph: Buildworld

Top pick has to be this vision of the Weasley house, the Burrow, in Harry Potter, recreated in the expansive style of British painter David Hockney.

SpongeBob
Photograph: Buildworld

Thanks to this Yayoi Kusama homage, SpongeBob SquarePants is more SpongeBob DotPants. 

SpongeBob
Photograph: Buildworld

And Mexican artist Frida Kahlo does Monica and Rachel’s living room in Friends. That would be a guest appearance we’d love to have seen. 

SpongeBob
Photograph: Buildworld

Then there’s Downton Abbey’s grand old library as reimagined in the style of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. A wonderful place for afternoon t̶e̶a̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶c̶a̶k̶e̶  hat and aardvark.

The project was commissioned by building merchant
Buildworld – you can view all the other artworks here.

Keen to see some actual Yayoi Kusama? Here’s our verdict on her new year-long show at London’s Tate Modern.

Fancy a trip to the movies? Here’s what to see at the cinema this summer

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