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What If Instagram Has Always Existed? What Would Have Been The Greatest Artists Posts?

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What If Instagram Has Always Existed? What Would Have Been The Greatest Artists Posts?

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POST series” of French artist Laurence de Valmy explores the life and works of major artists such as Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein through painted Instagrams Posts.  For this new artwork, Laurence de Valmy kept in mind the following question: "#WhatIfInstagramHadAlwaysExisted?. Indeed, each painting combines an image and some fantasist, funny and pertinent dialogs that these Masters and their friends / followers could have shared.

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On this post Vincent Van Gogh is sharing with Paul Gauguin his new canvases of Sunflowers made to decorate their studio in Arles.







In 5 years, Instagram has become the favorite platform of visual artists. I wondered what would some famous artists have posted in 1960 or 1880. My goal is both to pay a tribute to these inspiring artists and to share some of their stories. A kind of art history revisited!” says De Valmy.

The New-York-based artist is the first French woman selected for an Artist Residency by the Eileen Kaminsky Foundation in Mana Contemporary, the leading art organization of Jersey City from April to June 2017. An open house will take place on April 30th thereby you will have the chance to meet Laurence whose painting “David’s Pool” has been selected by Poets and Artists magazine in their Collector's Corner.

Join us to have fun, learn, meet and share. There is a chance that you will be yourself inspired by her amazing artwork. You will discover #TheStorybehindTheArt.

SUNDAY APRIL 30th, from 1 to 6pm - Studio 218 - ESKFF - Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

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