This year, captioned images that captured the art world were all over Instagram and social media. If memes did not enter the pantheon of art history in 2019, they sure did elicit a lot of laughter and conversation. The absurdity of Maurizio Cattelan’s $120k banana was destined to become a meme from the beginning, while more dedicated viral accounts also began to take shape this year. Meme aficionados like @jerrygogosian fanned the flames on an art world gone seemingly berserk. In honour of the art meme, here are ten that reflected the folly of the art world in 2019.
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