It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Art?





I had the day off yesterday, so I went to the museum. As you do. It’s usually closed on Mondays but was open specially for the holiday, I’m sure to attract tourists in town for the long weekend. I’ll write more about it tomorrow, but I did want to share these hilarious Christmas cards I saw in the museum gift shop on the way out (because, as my father always said, “Every good cultural experience must end in a retail experience.”) Photographer Ed Wheeler inserted good ole Santa Claus into famous works of art, and the result is simultaneously fantastic and bizarre. Look at him go! Hanging Christmas lights on Monet’s bridge, overseeing a Degas dance class, practicing his can-can in at the Moulin Rouge. They are $12.95 for a pack of ten, and I’m sorry to ruin the surprise, but these are the holiday cards I’m sending out this year. How could I not?

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October 15, 2013 / art / photo / LEAVE A COMMENT / 20


  • My favorite HAS to be the light-hanging Santa. How perfect is that. And what an awesomesauce photo that would be to sneak in and take?

    • Haha I’m pretty sure the guards at Giverny wouldn’t like that too much! xo

  • Hahaha I love Santa gettin’ down in the second painting – hilarious!

    • He has quite the leg extension! Haha xo

  • i am with lauren, i just love that light hanging lights santa claus. well, i love these cards, they are all hilarious. i am glad you got them, and now i think you have officially started us all of us off on the holidays season, watch out! and i love that quote by your dad, so true. xo

    • Haha, I actually didn’t buy them when I was there, but I’m planning on going back to pick them up. I can’t jump the gun too early for Christmas! :) xo

  • These are great and actually made me smile and I really needed that. Thanks for posting.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

    • Aw, happy to help Ali! xo

  • This is totally cracking me up! Perfect! And yes, I’m with Gloria. Dancing Santa is epic

    • Aren’t they just so delightful?! It’s impossible not to be in a good mood after seeing them! xo

  • ha ha hilar! Museum shops are my favourite, I always buy my Christmas cards at V&A. x

    • Museum shops really ARE the best, aren’t they?? They always have the nicest stuff! xo

  • Hahaha! love these – naught santa photo bombing all this art! – i am totally with your dad, sometimes i go to museums and galleries just to go to the shop…shhh!

    • I won’t tell, Niki! ;) There’s a reason they make you exit through the gift shop on a majority of the exhibits! Haha. xo

  • i love what your father always said! it’s hilarious and so very true :)

    • Yeah, he was full of little bits of wisdom like that :) xo

  • I seriously did a double take at first. These are totally rad. And yes they are the perfect Christmas card!

    • So did I, Alexa! I walked by them on display and actually backed up to get a closer look. And then I laughed and laughed. So adorable! xo

  • ha, these are great :)

    • Right? Super adorable. xo