10 Collaborations That Prove Art Should Be A Team Sport thaxton June 23, 2014 ART, DESIGN When artists work together, they take creativity to the next level. Head over to WD Ventito™ to find more people working together to make awesome art. 10 Collaborations That Prove Art Should Be A Team Sport When artists work together, they take creativity to the next level. Head over to WD Ventito™ to find more people working together to make awesome art.posted on June 16, 2014, at 1:02 p.m. 1. Banksy in Real Life Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters Artists have taken Banksy’s iconic graffiti portraits and staged them in real life (and now with LEGOS), showing that there are infinite perspectives when art inspires art 2. Drawing Restraint 9 Mat Szwajkos / Getty Images Franco Origlia / Getty Images Matthew Barney created 19 numbered pieces (including a film) all inspired by and focused on Björk. This collaboration explores the idea of identity in the eyes of another. 3. Star Wars Uncut Holger H. / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: themightycondorman tlwmdbt / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: danieltoschlaeger This film is the quintessential social art collaboration. The creators mashed up over 350 video clips that reshot, redrew, and redirected the original Star Wars films. It’s about two hours long, and it’s awesome. 4. Burning Man Rick Gershon / Getty Images HECTOR MATA / AFP / Getty Images Photoshot / Getty Images This festival is fascinating. It endeavors to explore what people do when left in the desert 100 miles from anywhere. Yeah… at least one of the answers is: make art! 5. Twitch Plays Pokémon officialfan.proboards.com It’s really hard to explain TPP. It’s basically a bunch of people trying to take control of one Pokémon game on the internet. It’s impossible to win. But the resulting mythology that came from this organic gaming frenzy is fascinating (Bird Jesus is art, right?). 6. The Muppets Mario Tama / Getty Images Vince Bucci / Getty Images Matthew Peyton / Getty Images The Muppets have worked with a ton of celebrities and cultural icons. They are theSaturday Night Live of felt — masters of collaboration. They are proof that if you change a few things and keep the rest, any concept can be entertaining FOREVER. 7. The Cosplayers Saúl Cortés / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: stilogeno The Conmunity / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: popculturegeek Cosplayers are as silly as they are awesome. They solidify fan bases and redefine the stories and images they bring to life. Cosplay is a collaboration of identity; it broadens the scope and meaning of art. Some art, at least. 8. The Johnny Cash Project Hulton Archive / Via Getty Images / BuzzFeed Taking its cue from Star Wars Uncut, these artists animate and shoot music videos for Johnny Cash songs that never came to the screen. 9. Transience Aaron Calvin/ BuzzFeed Aaron Calvin/ BuzzFeed Aaron Calvin/ BuzzFeed These installations were created by Chile-born artist Iván Navarro in NYC’s Madison Square Park. The public setting gives the piece a collaborative social application that furthers its themes. 10. Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat Apic / Getty Images Perhaps one of the most influential collaborations to come out of The Factory, Warhol and Basquiat defined the pop art movement for half a decade in the ’80s.