Instagram Feed Combines Art History and High Fashion
We sincerely hope you haven’t had your fill of internet art historical parodies yet, because this one is good. Vogue tipped us off to @copylab, an Instagram account that inserts high-fashion goods like Chanel’s Spring 2014 graffiti backpack into paintings like William Adolphe Bouguereau’s The Wave, resulting in a new artwork titled Interlocking Seas (get it?). Given that most of the goods in question are pretty ubiquitous, you don’t have to be super fashion-savvy to get the joke, but for those among us with a dual knowledge of the history of both art and fashion, it’s pure gold.
The brain behind the operation is that of Chris Rellas, a Georgetown University sophomore and former intern for the popular e-tailer Nasty Gal, who apparently also possesses some art smarts and Photoshop chops. Other gems include Girl with a Chanel earring and Kim Jong ill-ist, an appropriated propaganda image of Kim Jong-il trekking the North Korean snow in a technicolor Prada fur, originally worn by Anna Wintour herself. For the drinkers, there’s Magritte goes to university, which sees a bottle of Skyy vodka inserted into René Magritte’s Cloud. And for something more summery, there’s Frida Dream, a version of Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait Dedicated To Dr. Eloesser upgraded with H0LES shades.