“From an Impressionist” (Picasso) by Joyce Nagel

If you can’t impress your friends with an original Renoir, here’s your opportunity to find the next best thing.

For four days only, July 28-31, Art League of Hilton Head will host a much-loved and anticipated alternate artistic reality – one in which Monet’s “Lady on a Hill” wears sunglasses, a Van Gogh countryside features a very modern putting green, and “Whistler’s Mother” sits in dour silence, enjoying a cocktail.

Fabulous Fakes is a four-day exhibit that has some fun with the old masters. These artworks are parodies by Art League artist members that replicate the works of the masters, almost stroke for stroke, but with one – often humorous – twist.

“This exhibit is a chance to have some fun,” said Kristen McIntosh, gallery manager. “Artists don’t always have to take their work so seriously, although it is a challenge to duplicate the works of the masters. The skill required to create some of these replicas is astonishing.”

All artworks will be for sale via a silent auction. Bids can be placed in person at the gallery or online at artleaguehhi.org.

Fabulous Fakes will be on display each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Art League gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

The silent auction will end at 4 p.m. on July 31, and the winners will be announced via Facebook Live.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Social distancing guidelines are in place.

Art League Gallery is dedicated to providing as safe an environment as possible. To that end, Art League is following all CDC and Town of Hilton Head guidelines, including available masks for patrons and mandatory masks for all employees, contactless and cashless service, frequent sanitization of the gallery, and a limit of 10 visitors in the gallery at any one time.