This is Not an Art Selfie / Hyperallergic

A Warhol-esque selfie (by Rachel Carter, via Flickr)

A Warhol-esque selfie (by Rachel Carter, via Flickr)

CHICAGO — Last week we looked at a few self-portraits by famous artists, classifying these as predecessors to the selfie. Now that anyone can take a photo of themselves and upload it to social media for an insta-audience, the notion of what’s an arty smartphone self-portrait and what’s “art” is up for debate. Everyone can make what they want to call art, but not everyone is an artist, right? Who can and should make these selfies? This new set toys with these questions. Who’s an artist, and who’s just playing around with the smartphone camera?

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