Dead Cat Helicopter

A Dutch artist paid tribute to his dead cat, Orville, by literally turning the animal’s body into a mini helicopter. It’s a fun, cool, not-at-all-creepy tribute.

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen shows off the Orvillecopter during the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam on June 3, 2012. Jansen said the Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project paying tribute to his cat Orville, which was hit and killed by a car.

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen flies the Orvillecopter during the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam on June 3, 2012. Jansen said the Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project which pays tribute to his cat Orville.

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The Orvillecopter flies in central Amsterdam as part of the KunstRAI art festival on June 3, 2012. Jansen said the Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project which pays tribute to his cat Orville. He built the Orvillecopter together with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman.

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen looks at the Orvillecopter during the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam on June 3, 2012. The Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project paying tribute to his cat, which was killed by a car.

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen flies the Orvillecopter as part of the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam on June 3, 2012. Jansen said the Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project which pays tribute to his cat Orville.

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen (L) prepares the Orvillecopter before flying it as part of the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam on June 3, 2012. Jansen said the Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project which pays tribute to his cat Orville. He built the Orvillecopter with the help Arjen Beltman ®.

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen (back L) flies his creation as part of the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam on June 3, 2012. The Orvillecopter is part of a visual art project which pays tribute to his cat Orville.

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Orville, a flying helicopter made from a dead cat is presented at the KunstRai art fair in Amsterdam on May 30, 2012. Some 70 Dutch art galleries exhibited contemporary art in the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre from May 30 to June 3, 2012.

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