Sunday, January 27, 2013

Emoji Art History: The Not So Serious Side Project (Part 1)

It began during finals week at the end of last semester while lying in bed unable to sleep. Deliriously I began recreating works of art with the Emoji app on my iPhone and posted 18 of the results on Instagram. I stopped for a month but kept thinking of new ones. Five weeks later with the new Postcard Collective Winter submission deadline looming, I revisited it. I settled on a form, deciding that I would simulate texting the artist at the top and include only the title of the artwork below. There are many limitations of Emoji - unfortunately there are not enough icons to create some of my favorite artworks (I am still wishing I could do more with Duchamp). Here are 28 in no particular order with a list of 15 others to attempt (coming soon).



Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: David Hockney



Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Walter De Maria


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Yves Klein (with a little help from a friend)


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Wayne Thiebaud



Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Vincent van Gogh


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Sol LeWitt


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Sherrie Levine


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Roy Lichtenstein


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Robert Smithson


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Maurizio Cattelan


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Mark Di Suvero


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Marcel Duchamp


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: John Baldessari


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Jeff Koons


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Janine Antoni


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Henri Rousseau


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Grant Wood


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Georgia O'Keeffe


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Frida Kahlo


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Felix Gonzalez-Torres


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Eleanor Antin


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Ed Ruscha


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Damien Hirst


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Christian Marclay (made while staring at Marclay during an artists' conversation at the Wexner Art Center last night)


Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Andy Warhol




Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Edvard Munch




Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Maya Lin



Jacinda Russell, Emoji Art History: Tom Friedman

One of my favorite parts was pretending for a few brief minutes that I did indeed have all these artists as contacts in my phone.

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