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Untitled (social media, variable dimensions). 2015.twitter.com

I’ve collected some images that were circulating on Mlkshk recently, based on a Tweet by Brett O’Connor.

twitter.com/negatendo/status/628611950168117248

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I Am Sitting In A Room

I Am Sitting In A Room

At the end of a long corridor…

At the end of a long corridor...

Right way to save a tweet.

Right way to save a tweet.

Saved for Posterity

Saved for Posterity

Faxed for Posterity

Faxed for Posterity

Now it’s art again

Now it's art again

Is It Art Yet?

Is It Art Yet?

art

art

now it’s art again

now it's art again

It keeps going, but to me the mug with the t-shirt of the drawing is a good stopping point. This seems like a good place for a Walter Benjamin quote.

In even the most perfect reproduction, one thing is lacking: the here and now of the work of art—its unique existence—and nothing else—that bears the mark of the history to which the work has been subject. This history includes changes to the physical structure of the work over time, together with any changes in ownership … The here and now of the original underlies the concept of its authenticity … The whole sphere of authenticity eludes technical—and, of course not only technological—reproducibility. But whereas the authentic work retains its full authenticity in the face of a reproduction made by hand, which it generally brands a forgery, this is not the case with technological reproduction.

The Work of Art in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility, page 253.

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