Illustration for article titled Conan OBrien Tribute Gallery Recalls van Gogh, Surrealism, Gaming Art

Late night talk show host, funny man and all-around red head Conan O'Brien is returning to New York City with his show this week, but only for a week.

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To celebrate, Conan brought his pop-up art exhibit to the city. The COCO MoCA (The New York Museum of Conan Art) will be housed on the second floor of the Time Warner Center through Nov. 3. I happened upon the art exhibit and it's fifty or so pieces of fan-created tributes yesterday while waiting for a Samsung press conference to kick off.

The exhibit includes audio voice tours by Conan and sidekick Andy Richter, a life-sized Conan made of pencils and a talking couch. There are also a couple of video game inspired pieces of art. The first thing that caught my eye was this image up top. The one showing what appears to be as pixelated Conan. A pixelated, long-armed Conan very reminiscent of beloved iPhone and iPad game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP's art style.

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Was it created by Superbrothers? No, Craig D. Adams may have pushed pixilated art into a fun new direction, but he didn't invent it. Instead this is the work of someone we've featured on Kotaku before. Neat stuff.

Illustration for article titled Conan OBrien Tribute Gallery Recalls van Gogh, Surrealism, Gaming Art
Illustration for article titled Conan OBrien Tribute Gallery Recalls van Gogh, Surrealism, Gaming Art
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Illustration for article titled Conan OBrien Tribute Gallery Recalls van Gogh, Surrealism, Gaming Art
Illustration for article titled Conan OBrien Tribute Gallery Recalls van Gogh, Surrealism, Gaming Art
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Illustration for article titled Conan OBrien Tribute Gallery Recalls van Gogh, Surrealism, Gaming Art
Illustration for article titled Conan OBrien Tribute Gallery Recalls van Gogh, Surrealism, Gaming Art
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i'm sorry but that conan one is not mere pixel art. it is a straight knock-off of Craig D. Adams. Look at style and dimensions of the character.