Your selfies could soon be considered art

Your selfies could soon be considered art


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London’s Saatchi Gallery announces ‘From Selfie to Self-Expression’ exhibition alongside a #SaatchiSelfie competition

Barack Obama, Vincent Van Gogh, Benedict Cumberbatch and you. Four names unlikely to be grouped into the one sentence but thanks to the Saatchi Gallery, you'll be hearing together a lot more.

The prestigious London art space seeks to reclaim the idea of the selfie, redefining it as a form of self-expression practised throughout the ages.

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Opening in March, the exhibition, entitled From Selfie to Self-Expression, will display self-portraits from the masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt and Velázquez alongside contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman and Tracy Emin as well as selfies taken by the likes of Barack Obama, George Harrison - even a photobomb from Benedict Cumberbatch.

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The most surprising possible inclusion, dear reader, is that of your own. The Saatchi Gallery has launched a world-wide competition offering the chance for entrants to submit their own selfies with the hashtag #SaatchieSelfie, to be judged by 'a panel of artists and forward-thinkers'.

Van Gogh's self portrait

For more, visit the Saatchi Gallery website.

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