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Published on Mar 14, 2012

We all know who the Mario Brothers are but have you ever stepped back and tried looking at those games from a fresh perspective? Like you've never seen or heard of them before? They're bananas! There are armored turtles who stand on their hind legs and steal princesses! There are bullets with FACES! We make a case for Mario's inclusion into a canon of art wider than "Video Game": we think Mario is a piece of surrealist artwork.

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Thanks to the artists of the work we featured in the Fan Art section! (in order)
Mike Puncekar http://mpuncekar.blogspot.com/
Mario and Luigi by Anthony Jones http://www.robotpencil.org/
Sebastien Harding http://www.7splat.com/
Ted McClung http://living-oxymoron.deviantart.com/
Ryan Wood http://cghub.com/images/view/5209
MikePMitchell http://mikepmitchell.deviantart.com/
Fellipe Martins http://nationpoo.blogspot.com/
Winona Nelson http://www.winonanelson.com/
Bob Dob http://www.bobdob.com/

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