the irony of planetary pop art

I have so much to say about satellite art and I found out it existed just moments ago.

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What a beautiful thing!!! Can someone, however, sell this as their artwork? When we know that it’s just been saturated to pop-art-esque colours? It is, after all, the Earth’s intellectual property, I guess.

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I think so. This last one was created by David Thomas Smith, who manipulates satellite imagery to look like Persian rugs. He makes his images unique in this way, and also ironic – the beautiful earth, in an image, turned into a rug to be walked on.

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