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Viral Memes Immortalized In The Form of Paintings

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German art theorist Walter Benjamin asserts that that the reproduction of art diminishes the value of the original work, but Lauren Kaelin disagrees.

The artist paints the most popular memes on the internet, suggesting that the reproduction of memes makes them timeless.

Titled “Benjameme”, this series is an experimental exercise in criticism and examines how powerful memes can be.

Scroll down to view the rest of the paintings.

Prancercise


Sloth Photo Bomb


Dramatic Chipmunk


I Like Turtles


Trouble


Ermagerd


Texts From Hillary Clinton


Antoine Dawson


Boo


Gangnam Style


Jessica’s Daily Affirmation


Otters Holding Hands


Ikea Monkey


[via Benjameme]
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