Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins’ series Athenaeum (10 pics)




Artist Shawn Huckins superimposes social media jargon onto meticulously recreated 18th and 19th century paintings in the series Athenaeum. Using wit and humour, his pop culture-meets-American History paintings question the evolution of culture and language, making us wonder how century-old methods of communication ended up in LOLs and WTFs.

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum

Social Media Meets American History in Shawn Huckins' series Athenaeum




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