Regulars might remember Adam’s similar Photoshop contest a few weeks ago, but these amazing oil-on-canvas paintings were lovingly adorned with Macintosh SEs for a Sweden-only ad campaign all the way back in 1987. Erik Saxen produced these original works (inspired by a number of famous artists) for Apple’s marketing, but is now seeking a (weird) collector to take them off his hands.
Sure, they’re masterfully painted, but more interestingly come from a time when Apple, a more innocent underdog, could portray their products as fine art without coming off as arrogant. I’m not saying that this campaign wasn’t at least partially born of hubris, but the effect – especially this many years later – is more strange and hilarious than anything else. Details and a full gallery are available here. [MyOldMac via Cult of Mac]