Your Instagram Photos, Turned Into Oil Paintings, Thanks to Chinese Villagers

An artist community will paint you a picture of your Instagram photo.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Nov 21, 2013  |  Updated 1:04 PM PDT
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Chinese Villagers Turn Instagram Photos Into Oil Paintings

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For $150, this could be a painting.

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When your iPhone photos become art -- or at least paintings -- you won't have the filter to thank.

Thank a villager in China.

Hong Kong-based startup Pixelist will for $150 and up give you an oil painting of your favorite Instagram, thanks to a "connection" with a "Chinese artist community in Xiamen, China," according to PandoDaily.

Artists pumping out paintings at record rates are nothing new in China, according to reports: Shenzen, where many of the world's iPhones and iPads are made,  also produces about 60 percent of the world's oil paintings.

Some artists produce 20 paintings a month -- but don't delay. If you want one by Christmas, you must order today, PandoDaily reported.

Pixelist exceeded a $25,000 Indiegogo campaign to find the funding to pay the Chinese factory artists.

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