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Steven Jackson has remake of ‘The Last Supper’ made out of license plates (photo)


New Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is viewing his change of scenery after so many productive years with the St. Louis Rams as a fresh start. Perhaps in light of this story, maybe we should refer to Jackson’s move as a “Renaissance.” Get it?

Anyhoo, during a recent interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King for his “Monday Morning Quarterback” column, Jackson discussed many topics, including his love of art, and how he commissioned a reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary piece, “The Last Supper,” that was made entirely out of license plates.

Weird stuff.

Above is how “The Last Supper” appeared originally on canvas, below is how it appears when it is reproduced using only license plates:


Amazing. Said Jackson to King (via “I think I love art. All kinds of art. And if you come into my new home in Las Vegas, the thing that will probably make you stop and stare is a piece I had commissioned by an artist named Michael Kalish. It’s huge, three wide panels, maybe four feet high by 16 feet wide. It’s The Last Supper made entirely of license plates. I love it.”

Pretty spectacular piece of work, but it comes nowhere near the stunning reproduction I commissioned of Hieronymous Bosch’s “Hell” constructed entirely out of animal carcasses.

Okay, I made that up, but if one were to reproduce that nightmare of a painting, animal carcasses would be a wonderfully macabre medium.

[H/T SB Nation, image via]