Thursday, June 18, 2009 | |

Some say imitation is the highest form of flattery. The folks at iartistlondon are taking the DIY asthetic to the next level promising to enable crafty folks "to make real contemporary art pieces in the comfort of your own home." With DIY artist kits that rip-off contemporary British artist's most iconic works, the company treads a thin line that brings up a lot of questions about intellectual/artistic property, hipster mentality and aesthetics and capital. Where does the value of fine art really come from? Is a fake Banksy or Damien Hirst even worth the £49.99 worth of materials this company is selling to you? Check out the kits ripping off Banksy, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.