Occupy Facebook? I Like This Idea.

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Lisa Beauchamp Occupy Facebook with Art screenshot

Lisa Beauchamp of New York got assigned Andy Warhol and posted a picture of his work entitled, “Mao.”

Marquette, Michigan  –  January 30, 2014  – Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of interesting “Occupy Facebook” posts on my Facebook Feed.  I’ve seen movie and book posts, but the one I like the best is the Occupy Facebook with Art posts. 

These posts start with some variation of this text: “The idea is to occupy Facebook with art, breaking the monotony of photos of lunch, selfies and sports. I will assign the name of an artist to everyone who likes this post. Publish a piece by the artist with this text.”

Several of my friends have shared this post and I have yet to see a piece repeated in my feed. This is such a refreshing change from the usual onslaught of inane posts that we wade through everyday on Facebook.

Brett Kratz - Occupy Facebook with Art

Brett Kratz of Ishpeming received Gustav Klimt and chose “Avenue of Schloss Kamer Park”

Even better, people aren’t just reposting the text with a picture of the artist, they are explaining why they chose that particular piece or posting information about the piece itself.

In the past few days, I’ve seen art from Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, Gustav Klimt, Mark Ryden, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Francisco Goya. Many brought back memories of high school art classes, but there were a few pieces I had never seen before.

Have you seen anything new on Facebook lately that makes you smile? Let me know — Fill out the comment form below.

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