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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.


Sloth Photo Bomb

Dramatic Chipmunk

I Like Turtles




Texts From Hillary Clinton

Antoine Dawson


Gangnam Style

Jessica’s Daily Affirmation

Otters Holding Hands

Ikea Monkey

[via Benjameme]
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