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Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks


When life (in a global pandemic) imitates art . . .

Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of spaghetti? Cat with a Pearl Earring? Frida Kahlo self-portraits with pets and toilet paper? While the world reeled from the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), thousands of people around the globe, inspired by challenges from Getty and other museums, raided toy chests, repurposed pantry items, and enlisted family, roommates, and animals to re-create famous works of art at home. Astonishing in their creativity, wit, and ingenuity, these creations remind us of the power of art to unite us and bring joy during troubled times. Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks celebrates these imaginative re-creations, bringing highlights from this challenge together in one whimsical, irresistible volume.

Getty Publications will donate all profits from the sale of this book to Artist Relief, an emergency initiative offering resources to artists across the United States.

“There’s not a lot about this spring that we can really look back on with fondness. But the Getty’s viral art challenge left us laughing and impressed, so we’re glad we have another excuse to revisit it.”
—Michael Juliano, Time Out

 “Getty professionals have put together a selection of these impressive, life-affirming recreations in a new publication.”
—Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper

144 pages
6 x 5 1/4 inches
405 color illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-684-3

Getty Publications
Imprint: Getty Publications