van gogh with mona lisa riding shotgun with starry night background
In 1974, Tony Shafrazi wrote “KILL LIES ALL” with red spray paint over the work Guernica by Pablo Picasso. Shafrazi was ostensibly protesting Richard Nixon’s pardon of William Calley for the latter’s actions during the My Lai massacre. The paint was removed with relative ease from the varnished surface. 
On 7 February 1845, the Portland Vase, a Roman cameo glass vase dated to between 5 and 25 BCE, was shattered by a drunken William Lloyd while on display in the British Museum. The vase was pieced together and underwent several further repairs, all not entirely successful. The vase’s appearance became satisfactory only after its most recent restoration in 1987. 
“I think everything else about this is self-explanatory,” he said. Not quite.
The winners were invited to claim their prizes, which — appropriately — were books.
Art universities could assemble collections of works that were previously out of reach in Florence or Paris. Most tantalizingly of all, students could touch them: Without fear of skin oils degrading the work, they could be among the first in centuries to feel the details of Michelangelo’s Pietà or run their fingers along van Gogh’s legendary thick brush strokes.
Famously, in 1978 when New York governor Nelson Rockefeller began offering high-quality reproductions from his massive art collection, he was pilloried by New York’s artistic illuminati for cheapening the medium.
“Boy with Plane” after Boy with Plane by Aaron Douglas
“To a Dancer” after Sahdji (Tribal Women) by Aaron Douglas
“For the Builders” after Building More Stately Mansions by Aaron Douglas
“This Poem is A Dream” after Aspiration by Aaron Douglas
“Beach Time” after Children Playing on the Beach by Mary Cassatt
The image was shared online by Reddit user, listix. They say that they made a program which can recreate an image using sprites; for this particular example, the Super Mario World sprites found with Super Mario Maker 2 were used to make up the shapes and colours of the Mona Lisa. We’ve super-zoomed in for you below, in case you’re struggling to see.
Because of course they did