Kenya Foy
July 29, 2016 9:00 am

Although emojis appear to be a total goofball, immature way of communicating, they’re actually representative of so much more. Seriously, emojis are an art form that we need in our lives. Love ’em or hate ’em, the increasingly diverse assortment of emojis continues to play a crucial role in helping people of all backgrounds feel represented and celebrated. That said, we can’t continue to show emojis love without paying homage to the artists who came before (and some after) tech collided with art to birth these adorably addictive symbols people all over the world use on a daily basis.

Because some popular emojis reference famous artworks, Cantor Fine Art released a new collection of emojis featuring the faces of well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Banksy, Basquiat, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Van Gogh and more.

Needless to say, they are the cutest things ever:

For more artist-inspired emojis, check out Cantor Fine Art’s Instagram page.

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