cantor fine art gallery has come up with a cast of emoji characters based on famous figures and faces from the creative community. via instagram, the los angeles-based institution has posted more than a dozen digital portraits that blend emoticons with artists’ portraits, their quirky personalities, and their most famous works.
faces of some of the most famous creatives in the world are represented by cantor fine art‘s emoji project, including japanese multimedia artist yayoi kusama, painter pablo picasso, and surrealist salvador dalí. more abstract interpretations include a glittering skull representing british artist damien hirst, a toilet for french dada creative marcel duchamp and a luminous cube for american light and space sculptor james turrell. the series of virtual visionaries and computerized creative figures blends the tech-obsessed culture of digital language with famous faces from the fine art world.