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Getty’s Quarantine Art Challenge to Become a Book to Support Struggling Artists

Relive #GettyMuseumChallenge? Now you can relive the social challenge through the museum’s new book that features many of the reimagined creative photos.

Back in March when masks weren’t mandatory, and our only concerns were the beginning of the pandemic and Joe Exotic’s case. As we entered the quarantine, many organizations attempted to come up with ways for people to have fun at home. One of these was The Getty Challenge.

@PeterBrathwaite does a good job as Emperor of the West African empire of Mali from 1307 (or 1312). He left a realm notable for its extent and riches. Mansa Musa developed cities like Timbuktu and Gao into important cultural centres.

In the book see Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of spaghetti? Cat with a Pearl Earring? Frida Kahlo self-portraits with pets and toilet paper? In an effort to keep art lovers entertained, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenge to get people to use three things they have lying around at home to recreate their favorite work of art sparked success across the internet and Getty rejoiced at the many iconic photos that the hashtag was receiving. 

Trending on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the challenge brought many out of their social distancing slump. Luckily, we get to relive that happiness through The Getty’s new book, featuring 246 selections from the challenge—over 100,000 were submitted. Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks will be available for purchase on September 22, and all the profits will be donated to Artist Relief. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

The book is $14, and will also be available as an e-book

The book is available to by from September pre-order a copy here.

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