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These Fine Art Versions of Popular Memes are the Best Thing On the Internet This Week

Alim Umusi is the visual artist transforming your favorite memes into fine art paintings.

I've always thought that memes were works of art. They're like inside jokes that just about everyone is in on, and they seemingly never stop being funny. Memes are pretty much the Internet's greatest achievement.


If you happen to share my enthusiasm for memes, then you'll appreciate the work of Alim Smith, the Deleware-born visual artist transforming some of the Internet's most memorable memes into actual art.

Thanks to him we now have an abstract painting of the Jordan crying face.

Smith's Picasso-inspired creations have basically won the Internet. Take a moment to appreciate the meme masterpieces below, and check out more of Smith's work via his website.

Photo by Dereck Green/Gallo Images/Getty Images

AKA Announces Social Media Break After Fiancé Nelli Tembe's Passing

South African rapper AKA has shared that he will be going on a social media hiatus as he mourns the tragic death of his fiancé Nelli Tembe.

South African super rapper AKA has reached out to the public for the first time since the tragic death of his fiancé Nelli Tembe two weeks ago. Supamega released a public statement stating that he had relinquished his social media accounts to his management team to allow himself time to mourn. The statement comes a week after Anele Tembe, affectionately known as Nelli, was laid to rest.

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