Artnet’s Locked-Down Auction Specialists Recreated Their Favorite Artworks as Part of the Getty Challenge—See the Hilarious Results Here
Our prints and multiples team took inspiration from works offered in Artnet Auctions' current "100 Under 10" sale, open through May 27.
Who would have thought that art history would inspire one of the biggest social media trends of 2020?
Trying to make the most of everyone’s newfound at-home time, a few months back the Getty Museum issued the now famous #gettychallenge, calling on anyone bored at home to recreate a famous artwork using whatever household objects they had on hand. To date, thousands of people have posted their recreations on social media—and the results have been dazzling (toilet paper, it turns out, is much more versatile than we could have dreamed).
Now—and much to our delight—a few of Artnet’s very own auction specialists have joined in on the fun. Our prints and multiples experts recently put their art-historical knowledge to the test to reenact a few of their favorite works from our current “100 Under 10” Prints & Multiples sale—from a Katherine Bernhardt Pink Panther like you’ve never seen it before to a Yoshimoto Nara so sweet it earned a share from the artist himself.
“We’ve always made an effort to engage in the larger art world, whether going to prints previews at the auction houses, visiting gallery or museum exhibitions, or attending talks at non-profit arts organizations,” said Conner Williams, Artnet’s head of prints and multiples. “These are all important facets to learning and participating in a growing marketplace and the Getty #museumchallenge was just a different and, I think, very authentic way of doing the same in these uncertain times. Keeping it light, fun, and creative benefits us all—directly or indirectly.”
See their #gettychallenge recreations below.
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Artnet Auctions’ “100 Under 10” prints and multiples sale is live through May 27, 2020.
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