A portrait of Frida Kahlo in front of a green background with a pattern of pink roses on the right, and on the left is the emoji that was created to represent her, with flowers weaved in her hair and a monkey on her shoulder. On the right, a Polaroid portrait of Basquiat taken by Warhol over a grey background, and to the left, the emoji created of him with his recurring crown symbol drawn over his head.








Portrait of Warhol wearing black aviator sunglasses, his blonde hair standing up and out over the black background, next to the emoji created of him, also wearing sunglasses but with a Campbell’s soup can. Portrait of Yayoi Kusama with bright orange hair and wearing an orange blouse with white polka dots in front of an orange background with a paisley-like pattern. On the left is her emoji, also with orange wig and polka dot shirt.










Cantor Fine Art Gallery recently started an Instagram project that took requests for emoji versions of legendary artists, like Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo, along with famous artworks, such as Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus." What resulted was an awesome little series designed by the Gallery, which you can explore more in Carey Dunne's article on Hyperallergic, "From Botticelli to Basquiat, Art History Goes Emoji."

While these emojis are not yet real/functional, we think it should only be a matter of time...What art history emoji would you design?

Above images taken from Hyperallergic; all images by and courtesy of Cantor Fine Art.