Update on Pooh, Tigger, and the 2 Presidents: Art Recreates Life, not Vice Versa

Wherever it came from, a great work of found art.

Last night I posted the wonderful Weibo-viral-hit matchup of Xi Jinping walking with Barack Obama, and Winnie the Pooh walking with Tigger. In case you've forgotten:

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Many readers have written in to underscore a point that was clear pretty early on. This is almost certainly a case of art recreating life, rather than vice versa. The Pooh/Tigger pose is too perfect a match for the shot of the two presidents. Shadows, gait, proportions, background, placement, expressions. Also, through the magic of Google Image Search, there don't seem to be any examples of the Pooh/Tigger scene before the Sunnylands meeting. Try it yourself.

This doesn't bother me at all. After all, any depiction of Pooh and Tigger is imaginary. So I credit whatever (yet) unidentified artist came up with the idea, and executed it. But for the record, the artistry seems to have been with whoever put together the Pooh/Tigger image, rather than a person who noticed a similarity.