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Jan 24, 2013
Girl with a Pearl Earring Selfie
The Vermeer mashup represents one of the internet’s many mysteries, and highlights some of the problems current and future researchers face when aiming to determine points of origin for creative works expressed on the internet and uploaded as an image file.
The earliest reference to this piece I could find was March 5 2012, posted at the Clumsy Odd Stubborn Tumblr. This post does not identify a source, nor the artist responsible. Later postings at other sites identified the artist as Mitchell Grafton, though with no link the artist’s site or original post source. The image achieved widespread exposure when it was posted by pioneer blogger Jason Kottke on October 18 2012. Kottke clarifies that he has been unable establish an “airtight” source or attribution for this image.
(via Three Pipe Problem: Alteration and invention - Raphael, Vermeer and the mashup)