He"s used to blending into the background and goes to great pains to ensure that he is nearly invisible. So it"s no surprise that Chinese artist Liu Bolin has been spotted getting up to his old antics again.
The artist, who has become famous across the world for standing silently and blending in with his background, has disguised himself as a magazine rack during a live performance for the latest in his series of "Hiding in New York" photographs as part of his "The Invisible Man" exhibition.
Two skilled painters took three painstaking days to paint the 38-year-old artist who was standing in his usual choice of Chinese army gear.
And just to be sure he blended with the most current and up-to-date magazines the artists spent a further six hours touching him up while he tried his best to stand still in front of the rack.
Bolin believes the exhibition features some of his finest pieces and has tried his best to demonstrate how fashion and propaganda are influencing people"s lives and forcing them to lose their individuality.
Bolin claims his work makes a statement about his place in society and sees himself as an outsider whose artistic efforts are not appreciated, especially in his home country.
Liu Bolin in a completed camouflage portrait from his "Dragon Series" photo.
Disappearing act: Chinese artist blends himself into a magazine rack (PICTURED)Disappearing act: Chinese artist blends himself into a magazine rack (PICTURED)