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  • The second most depressing thing about this summer at the movies was seeing that warmed-over rehash The Hangover II – a triumph of trompe-l'oeil marketing over substance – made $580m worldwide.

    The Hangover II, Final Destination 5: will the summer of sequels never end?

  • Urban prankster and trompe-l œil street artist and Dan Witz has been adding more hyper-real paintings to his mosh pit series.

    This Is a Painting of a Mosh Pit -- ANIMAL

  • Sculptor Robert Lobe (b. 1945) may not have the sensitivity of a Japanese gardener (his blunt forms are equally indebted to stage design, the art of trompe-l'oeil and the sculpture of David Smith), but his three hammered aluminum repoussé sculptures—placed in and around Lullwater near the Boathouse in Prospect Park—wed Eastern and Western sensibilities.

    Of a Decade and a Dollar

  • For his own signature work, Thomas Demand builds and photographs intricate, small-scale, trompe-l'oeil models.

    Outside-the-Box Thinking Starts From the Inside

  • For its first hotel project in Paris, Maison Martin Margiela creates a theatrical environment where realty and trompe-l'oeil are mixing together.

    Evelyne Politanoff: La Maison Champs-Elysees by Maison Martin Margiela

  • Simone Falcetta Benan's "Investment Bankers" collection includes this gray trompe-l'oeil print suit.

    Three Rising Designers

  • For its first hotel project in Paris, Maison Martin Margiela creates a theatrical environment where realty and trompe-l'oeil are mixing together.

    Evelyne Politanoff: La Maison Champs-Elysees by Maison Martin Margiela

  • Still, the Army Art Collection grew in size and stature in 1960 when Time-Life editor Henry Luce presented more than 1,000 original World War II-era pieces to the Army, including works by trompe-l ' oeil still-life artist Aaron Bohrod and Reginald Marsh, the Paris-born artist whose depictions of life at war are as memorable as his piec es depicting life in New York City.

    Soldiers Armed With Pencils and Paint

  • At its best, this approach produces queasy, trompe-l'oeil immediacy.

    NYT > Home Page

  • More complicated pieces, like the iconic trompe-l'oeil leopard skin gown made for Jean Paul Gaultier in 1998, require upward of 500.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

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