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Famous artists get reborn in orange in these next-level gourd carvings.
October 31, 2016, 7:15pmUpdated on October 31, 2016, 11:54pm

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Oct 31, 2016 at 10:48am PDT

Some artists draw on newsprint, some on cardstock or construction paper or a tablet. Marc Evan, a.k.a., Marc Maniac, draws on pumpkins. Together with co-founder Chris Soria, he started Maniac Pumpkin Carvers to elevate the humble gourd to high art. Case and point, this rendition of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the latest of six spooky collaborations between Maniac and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In years previous, the group has brandished their knives to create a pumpkin-colored Starry Night, a version of Henri Matisse's Blue Nude that's decidedly orange, and Edvard Munch's Halloween-ready painting, The Scream. Maniac has also made pumpkins for Queens Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, The New Yorker, and Alex Grey, and offer their custom-carving services to anyone who's got the cash. Check out more pumpkin-ified cultural icons in the Instagrams below.

For more than 20 years we've been inspired by the visionary artwork of Alex and Allyson Grey. So it was an incredible honor for @marcmaniac to carve up an intricate pumpkin, based on one of his favorite @alexgreycosm paintings for their annual Deities & Demons Masquerade Ball, at @chapelofsacredmirrors. Big thanks to @amayafyre for delivering the pumpkin up to Wappinger for the event. We wished we could have joined the festivities. Maybe next year!

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Oct 31, 2016 at 6:26am PDT

It was an honor to carve up the historic first cover from Feb 1925, featuring the dandy Eustace, for @newyorkermag a publication known for its social commentary, reportage, literature, and prestigious illustrations.

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Oct 17, 2016 at 7:51pm PDT

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, from our artist series for @themuseumofmodernart 2014. #henrimatisse #thecutouts #moma #pumpkincarving #realpumpkin #ephemeralart #lightpainting #maniacpumpkins

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Oct 11, 2016 at 7:36am PDT

Artist Series throwback of René Magritte's "The Treachery of Images" carved for @themuseumofmodernart in 2013. #renémagritte #surrealism #popart #ephemeralart #conceptualart #pumpkincarving #realpumpkin #pumpkinart #moma

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Oct 6, 2016 at 2:22pm PDT

If the week's got you feeling crazy, this pumpkin we carved for MoMA in 2012 knows it'll pass. #tbt #thescream #edvardmunch #moma #museumofmodernart #expressionism #currentmood #pumpkincarving #pumpkinart #ephemeralart #realpumpkin #maniacpumpkins

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Sep 29, 2016 at 12:56pm PDT

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Sep 21, 2016 at 1:32pm PDT

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Oct 31, 2015 at 9:48am PDT

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Oct 28, 2014 at 11:23pm PDT

Follow Maniac Pumpkin Carvers here. Visit The Creators Project's Instagram for more artists you'll love.

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