I came across a guy at the flea market in Berlin who had greeting cards that became magically animated when I held my phone up to them. All that was needed was a free and very quick download of the app created by Artivive to see the magic.

I created a pretty simple animation once I got home and am itching to try more. Here’s my very first attempt at becoming a magician, using one of my thrift store paintings.

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The Artivive app is a viewer that allows your phone to see the Augmented Reality image. It’s free to download and no sign-up info is required. The whole process took about a minute at the outdoor flea market.

This QR code takes you straight to the app store to download the Artivive app, or use this link to the apple version: Artivive app in the Apple App Store

Once you have the app on your device, launch it and point the camera at the image above to see the magic!

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“If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so a kid who can’t afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I’m all for it”

Keith Haring

Artist (deceased)