AirPods art challenge turns classic works on their ears


AirPods art challenge
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Vincent Van Gogh might have been kinder to his ear if only AirPods were around when he was alive and painting.

Art already gives us so much to ponder. As does Twitter, which a New York City creative agency used to call on followers to Photoshop Apple AirPods into famous works of art.

The results were hilarious and in several of the chosen works, AirPods didn’t seem so out of place. Instead of fear, the figure in Edvard Munch’s 1893 work, The Scream, looks like he is harmonizing to Bohemian Rhapsody.

The challenge was issued on March 6 by Article Group with a random tweet: “can someone start photoshopping air pods into famous works of art? that’s my design challenge for you all.”

The agency upped the stakes with the promise of a trophy for the winner. And from there, a Twitter Moment emerged.

The winner was Chris Hammack, who selected Frida Kahlo’s Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. The work features a stone-faced, unibrowed Kahlo with a monkey on one shoulder, a black cat on the other. All three have AirPods planted in their ears.

Article Group donated $500 in Hammack’s name to The Brooklyn Arts Council.

Below are some of the works entered.