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Society loves artists—or at least, it loves the myth of the artist. And over the years, no end of unexpected items have found themselves named after our creative heroes—and not just museums and paint sets either!

Sometimes, the resulting tribute is perfectly fitting as a way to amplify an artist’s creative vision. Other times, well, let’s just say that the next time your company does an arty rebrand, be sure to call an art historian…

Here are the stories of 14 items with artist namesakes, ranked from most to least appropriate. …Read More

Pictured: A waterskier in front of the M/S Paul Gauguin at Moorea Island. Photo by Sylvain Grandadam/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.