For the truly tech/text-savvy, having entire text message conversations using only emoji characters is an art form all its own. Now a group of art-smart folks on Twitter have taken that concept to the next level by recreating famous works of art using just the Japanese picture characters of emoji.
The meme — which you can follow on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #EmojiArtHistory — launched after Brooklyn-based artist Man Bartlett saw a Tumblr post of texts recreating the work of famous artists out of emoji. Inspired, he posted his own emoji version of artist Chris Burden’s Shoot (a performance piece wherein the artist was literally shot) on Twitter on Monday night, adding the hashtag and sparking a new art-geek meme.
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