“Statue Selfies” Are the Next Great Internet Art Trend

Statue selfies

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It began, as so many monumental internet trends have, on Reddit. A user visited Ireland’s Crawford Art Gallery, where he cleverly manipulated his smartphone around Greco-Roman statues, many of which just happen to have their arms outstretched in an uncanny gesture of selfie-taking, to look like they are participating in the social media trend. By placing the camera just behind the hands of the figure’s elongated arms, the clever photographer was able to create hilariously realistic looking snapshots, and despite what he described as “strange looks [from] the staff in that art gallery,” he soldiered on, taking four of the pictures.