Matt Held Discovers Power of Vanity Coupled with Social Networking

by Art Fag City on February 4, 2009 · 7 comments Events

Matt Held, Art Fag City, Shawn Zeiger
Matt Held, Shawn Zeiger, 2008

Don’t have a good picture of yourself on your Facebook profile? Matt Held probably won’t solve that problem for you directly — he’s just painting from the pictures already on your profile — but fear that the interpretation might not be flattering will likely set your photo finding wheels in motion. I expect however, most of us who have signed up have a bit of time to play with before we receive our picture; the artist’s facebook group “I’ll have my facebook portrait painted by Matt Held” already has close to 500 members.  Were this a for profit venture, the studio would have already had to hire several assistants. Not bad for a project that began simply out of the artists desire to master skin tone.

See also:

Sharon Butler

Tyler Green

  • Tyler Green

    Via Two Coats of Paint, I presume? Sharon Butler found/had this last week. (I linked to both Sharon and Matt Held yesterday, thanks to Sharon.)

  • Tyler Green

    Via Two Coats of Paint, I presume? Sharon Butler found/had this last week. (I linked to both Sharon and Matt Held yesterday, thanks to Sharon.)

  • Tyler Green

    Via Two Coats of Paint, I presume? Sharon Butler found/had this last week. (I linked to both Sharon and Matt Held yesterday, thanks to Sharon.)

  • Art Fag City

    Jen Bekman, January 5th actually. But yes, you and Sharon both linked to it.

  • Art Fag City

    Jen Bekman, January 5th actually. But yes, you and Sharon both linked to it.

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