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In Honor of the Oscars -- Movie Star Signboards from Nepal

Nepali signboard artists often use photos of movie stars from magazines for their beauty shop signage.

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Nicole Kidman gets her hair done here.   Whilst in Nepal, she has black hair.   And probably a henna tattoo.

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Penelope Cruz frequents the Sherpa Beauty Parlor while she is in Pokhara.   If you look closely, you can see that she was wearing a racy top that the local censors decided would be better painted over.   This happens to be by one of the Nepal Art Dog artists - Santosh Shrestha.

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Also by Santosh, is his version of a young pre-Governator Arnold Schwartzenegger for the Fewa Gym.   Nice veins Arnold!

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Angelina Jolie, by Jit Gurung, is what made me hire Jit in the first place.  This is right outside of his shop near Mahendrapul in Pokhara.  

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Other famous ladies include this portrait of Kate Moss that I commissioned as part of an experiment to see if I could expand the Nepal Art market.   I think this looks more like Tatum O'Neal than Kate Moss.   And Sufraj gave Kate a snaggle tooth!    This photo was taken from a Versace magazine ad. 

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This is the wave of the future for Nepal signage.   I'm sure that Jennifer Aniston would look just as good hand-painted, original sign.    And I'm sure Jennifer would prefer to be paid for her image.   

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Princess Di is featured on this old beauty shop sign in Boudha.   I wish she DID have a facelife!

My former editor and a co-worker on the Spider-man trilogy are nominated this year for their editing of 'The Hurt Locker'.   Best of luck to Bob Murawski and Chris Innes.   I can't wait to hear your acceptance speech.

The Nepal Art Dog project aims to stem the trend in Nepal to replace these hand-painted signboards with plastic pre-printed signage.  

You can help...

 

Nepal Art Dogs are hand-painted enamel portraits of pets on recycled metal, approximately 1 foot square.   Made in Nepal by 58 different artists’ studios.

 

 

This is a Fair Trade Art project that promotes the endangered signboard artists of Nepal.

 

For pet lovers who collect art and would like to make a difference.

 

 

 

Commissions available starting at $250

 

Send your Pet’s photo – get 3 choices from 3 different artists – pick your favorite

 

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