Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Appropriation, Internet Meme, and Art History

Lt. John Pike, the U.C. Davis campus police officer who pepper-sprayed passive student protesters, is popping up in some of the world’s most famous paintings as part of an Internet meme intended to shame him for his actions. Read and see images accompanying the story of the pepper spray incident (a bit graphic) and view the slideshow of images.
Put simply, pictures best explain this meme. Here's an appetizer:

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