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Brandon Bird, the artist who painted the modern day classics "No One Wants to Play Sega with Harrison Ford" and "Lazy Sunday Afternoon," the latter depicting Christopher Walken spending a leisurely day building robots in his garage, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to paint "the greatest Sears stores in the country." He's seeking funding for a 30-day road trip starting from his home base in Los Angeles sometime in the fall in order to produce a total of ten new Sears paintings. Rewards include prints of various sizes, the original oil paintings, and at the very top level, a custom painting of a backer in front of their hometown Sears.

The funding period runs until the end of August, with possible reach goals including a gallery show, and a trip to a Sears outside of the lower 48.