Irony Today: Across Art and Popular Culture

A photo editorial from the highly ironic art magazine Dis demonstrates irony with its appropriation of everyday objects. In the image, a young girl sips a “Coolata” beverage from American coffee chain Dunkin Donuts. She uses a Croc shoe as a sleeve for the beverage, and bright lighting and clean colors create the aesthetic of a stock image typically found in a Google search. This work has a narrowing audience, perhaps addressing the young group of urban artists who use social media network Instagram as a tool to showcase their ironic appropriation of mundane, everyday items such as the Croc shoe.Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 8.15.24 PM

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