Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies / Hyperallergic

Selfie-ification of Agesandros and Poloydoros Athendoros, “Laocoon and his Sons” (c.1816), plaster, 240 x 141 x 83cm (image via Imgur)

Selfie-ification of Agesandros and Poloydoros Athendoros, “Laocoon and his Sons” (c.1816), plaster, 240 x 141 x 83cm (image via Imgur)

It’s one thing to take a #museumselfie with a work of art, as if to say, “yes, I was here with this artwork” or “yes, here is my reflection in the surface of this piece.” It’s another thing to make Greco-Roman statues look like they were chiseled specifically for selfie-shooting moments.

That’s what Reddit user Jazsus_ur_lookin_well has done, finding a way to make it look like four ancient statues found at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland, are taking their own selfies (kind of like these cats). One of the sculptures is “The Fighting Gladiator” (c. 1816), a plaster cast made from a Roman copy of a figure poised for action; the Redditor decided to rename it with the suggestive title, “I want you to chisel over me [NSFW].”

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