A blog post on the internet about artworks poking fun at the internet

Did you miss our first blog post on social and digitally inspired art? Art Basel may be well behind us, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped keeping our eye open for clever pieces that poke a little fun at our online obsessions.

 

 

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I used an image based search engine to try to find the first appearance of this image online, and more importantly figure out the artist, and the first instance of it was on The Arbiter.

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A slightly morbid piece by another unknown artist that will resonate with the #selfie haters out there.

 

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René Magritte meets Steve Jobs in this modern take on The Son of Man by The Most Famous Artist which you can buy here for $249.

 

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Recognized as one of 25 top illustrators worldwide by Creative Quarterly Journal in 2013, Davide Bonazzi is a freelance illustrator based in Bologna. This illustration is aptly titled “Narcissism”.

 

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@Im_King_Shaul is one my favourite (although often times NSFW) Instagram accounts to follow. Interestingly enough, he only has about 2,200 followers, which I assume is because he changes his handle regularly. (He posted an illustration about this as well, which read “I switch names to stay away from the lames”.)

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Stephen Veuillemin was born in France and now resides in London where he’s done work for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Arte, and In Paradisum. He specializes in GIFs, so if that’s your thing, be sure to check out his website for animated versions of the above which were both featured in the New York Times.

 

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