LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun, A Group Art Show Focusing on LOLcats

Katnip Kartel by James McKenzie-Blyth

Katnip Kartel by James McKenzie-Blyth

Katnip Kartel by James McKenzie-Blyth

LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun group art show curated by Jenny Theolin (founder of Soapbox & Sons) at The Framers Gallery will display a wonderful series of original work by a group of talented illustrators, graphic designers, writers, animators, and photographers that explores the LOLcat theme. The show will start on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 and be on display until Friday, February 15, 2013 at The Framers Gallery in London with 50% of all sales going to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. You can learn more at Soapbox & Sons and the official LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun website.

Did you know that as early as the 1870s, British portrait photographer Harry Pointer created a Carte de Visite series featuring felines posed in various situations, to which he added amusing text intended to further enhance their appeal?

It seems our appetite for these images – funny, fascinating, and often downright bizarre – has always been insatiable. But what do these memes say about us? And can we take the LOLCAT phenomenon and elevate it to the level of genuine art?

Featured artists:

12 Foot 6, Andy Allen, Manuel Archain, Neil Ayres, Lizzie Mary Cullen, Abi Daker, Graham Dexter, Charlie Farncombe, Daniel Gray, Lulubelles Cakes, Peter Hawkes, Jordan Hemsworth, Victoria Kochoski, Alix Land, Duncan Macdonald, Christopher Marsden, Paul Mcanelly, James Mckenzie Blyth, Mark A. Milic, Trevor Mill, Josef Minta, Katherine Murray Clark, James Oconnell, Martin Parris, Alex Piercy, Delme Rosser, Sneaky Raccoon, Laura Som, Anthony Smith, Jimmy Turrell, James Warfield, Andrea Wirth and Kat Wojcik.

CatGod by Delme Rosser

CatGod by Delme Rosser

Hypno-Kitteh by Pete Hawkes

Hypno-Kitteh by Pete Hawkes

Flashiest Cat in Town by James Oconnell

Flashiest Cat in Town by James Oconnell

LOLcat by Murray Somerville

LOLcat by Murray Somerville

Smallest Cat In The World by Manuel Archain

Biggest Cat In The World by Manuel Archain

Smallest & Biggest Cat In The World by Manuel Archain

Keyboard Cat by Charlie Farncombe

Keyboard Cat by Charlie Farncombe

LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun

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