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Art from window grime (photos)

Artist Scott Wade paints amazingly detailed drawings into dirty car windows.

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Albert Einstein

Texas artist Scott Wade paints amazingly detailed images on grimy car windows. Here, his take on Albert Einstein. Note that Wade's cat Squeek has left his stamp of approval, a paw print, on the physicist's forehead.

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Mt. Rushmore

The faces on South Dakota's Mt. Rushmore go mobile, thanks to the work of Wade, who is also known as the "Dirty Car Artist." Ironically, Wade starts off by cleaning the windshield and then uses a blow dryer to apply an even coat of dust to his canvas.

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Artist at work

Wade refines the edges of Vermeer's famed "Girl With a Pearl Earring" using a photo of the painting as a guide.

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Santa

Happy holidays from the artist.

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Texas Women

With "Texas Women," Wade pays tribute to three southern icons: Lady Bird Johnson and late politicians Ann Richards and Barbara Jordan.

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Wildflowers

Wade etched this Texas wildflower scene into the rear window of his mother-in-law's car. "Guarantee that's the dirtiest it's ever been," the artist says.

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Mona Lisa/Starry Night

This rear-window painting merges two famed works--Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Wade notes that his paintings change over time, as more dust accumulates on them and dew streaks and dots them, creating a patina.

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Rain on Mona Lisa/Starry Night

From dust to dust: Once the rain starts, it's not long before the gorgeous grime of "Mona Lisa/Starry Night" disappears forever.

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