Oil Paintings of Popular Internet Memes

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While Grumpy Cat and the Ermahgerd Gersberms memes have internet expiration dates, they are now being immortalized in a totally new way—oil paint on canvas. Artist Lauren Kaelin started the project as “an excuse to paint the internet.” Her Tumblr is titled “Benjameme” after Walter Benjamin, the German art theorist who studied the “reproducibility and availability of art.”

The memes range from the IKEA monkey (our personal favorite) to the classic “I love turtles” boy.

You can purchase your very own print of a meme painting on Kaelin’s site.

Via Visual News