Pay Homage to the Gaming Gods With an Atari Triptych

Pay Homage to the Gaming Gods With an Atari Triptych

Taryn Williford
May 7, 2009

Thanks to my extensive knowledge of art history, which I owe to attending an art academy for my high school years and also to mindlessly wandering through Wikipedia, I know that a triptych is a work of art which is divided into three sections, a large middle panel flanked by two smaller, but related, works. We get the triptych form from early Christian art, as it was a popular format for altarpieces in European churches and cathedrals. If it was good enough for the catholics of yesteryear to pay tribute to God, then it's good enough for today's WOW and Halo gamers to pay tribute to their forefather: The Atari.

"Mothership," by Jeff Bughouse is the Atari Triptych. A beautiful work of art in the form of heat transfer on wood that honors an Atari console flanked by two smaller, but related (See? Triptych!) Atari joysticks.

Now, this is fine art, so don't think you're going to pick this one up and hang it next to your Princess Leia and Elisha Cuthbert posters. Plus, it's $1800. But if you're so inclined to drop almost 2K on geek art, just mosey on over to the Bughouse page and click "Add to Cart." Wow, spending a ton of money on the internet is easy.

Via GeekSugar

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