The iconic 1978 image of Grace Jones [wiki] as depicted by Jean-Paul Goude [wiki] is neither a photograph nor a painting. It is actually a series of photographs, cut and pasted together, with the seems painted in by the artist, to create the illusion of a single photograph. Crafty photoshop' for an image that's 35 years old.
“Unless you are extraordinarily supple, you cannot do this arabesque,” Goude has explained. “The main point is that Grace couldn’t do it, and that’s the basis of my entire work: creating a credible illusion.” He photographed Jones in a variety of positions, using boxes to help prop up her body. [globalgrind.com]