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    Liu Bolin Hides in the City

    Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist based in Beijing know for taking photos of himself painted so that he blends in with the background. The results are quite impressive.

    Check out his bio on Wikipedia. Images from the New York Times via The Fox is Black; you can also find lots more images here.

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    1. Liu Bolin has been doing his Hiding in the City series since 2005. It started as a political commentary on the tensions between the Chinese government and their people and the identity an environment gives an individual and vice versa. Liu Bolin will be exhibiting at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York from June 29 – August 28, 2011. Eli Klein Fine Art represents him exclusively in North and South America. More images can be found on