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2. “Cerealism” by Michael Albert

Most of us were checking out the back of the cereal box for games and fun trivia, but Michael Albert went a different route and actually cut up the box with scissors. It wasn’t in vain, though, ultimately giving him his trademark in the art world. His “Cerealism” collages have stacked up to about 600 in total, starting from the very first Frosted Flakes box he constructed in 1996. Some of his other pieces, deemed the Portrait of an American Classic series, are easy to make out, but when he’s getting really creative — like the Boardwalk effect on his “Cheerios on Black” piece — it’s hard to even make out the original cereal box.

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