Mona Lisa on display at museum with caption 'THE MONA LISA GOT WHAT' 'POV you go to see the Mona Lisa 4 days before it was stolen' (l) police cars driving with lights on caption 'POV: your in Paris when the Mona Lisa has been stolen' (c) man greenscreen TikTok over image of museum with art not on wall with caption 'I DIDN'T SEE TIKTOK FOR 2 HOURS AND THE MONA LISA GOT STOLEN?!?' (r)

A ‘Minions’ joke convinced all of TikTok that the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre

The rumor originated with a tourist video of some police vehicles in Paris.

On Jan 10, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Mickey Mouse cutout drawing on yellow background with Disney pencil

Artists fed up with AI-image generators use Mickey Mouse to goad copyright lawsuits

'People's craftsmanship, time, effort and ideas are being taken without their consent...'

On Dec 16, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

waitress speaking in front of bottles (l) waitress speaking in front of bottles (c) waitress speaking in front of bottles (r)

‘What future? Because as far as I’m concerned, this planet is dying’: Server calls out customers who question her going to art school

'You should ask them what they went to school for.'

On Oct 6, 2022 by Jack Alban

Mark Zuckerberg Avatar on gray background with Meta logo on right

Meta employee says Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse avatar took 40 revisions

'40 forbidden zuck’s are lurking in a crusty facebook server'

On Aug 25, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Taylor Swift AI images playing basketball caption 'taylor swift dunking a basketball' 'run' 'Dall.E mini'

AI program DALL-E mini prompts some truly cursed images

The AI program is generating a feverish stream of art.

On Jun 9, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

TCAF The Toronto Comic Arts Festival logo with The Pink Cat art on ombre pink to purple background

NFT creator Pink Cat disinvited from Toronto comics convention amid plagiarism accusations and online backlash

Widely criticized by the comics community, Pink Cat was accused of plagiarism and cultural appropriation.

On May 31, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

AI-created meditating cat

‘A wise cat meditating in the Himalayas searching for enlightenment’: AI can now generate hyper-realistic pictures from your random sentences

Descriptive sentences become realistic imagery.

On Apr 7, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Painting of naked women with caption 'which looks exactly like me' (l) Angelina Poveteva painting with caption 'The artist for this painting' (c) Photo of woman caption 'which looks exactly like this photo of me' (r)

Model accuses artist of painting her face on a nude body without permission

'I feel worthless. I feel used.'

On Apr 5, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Billie Eilish

‘Labor costs money’: Billie Eilish is under fire for hosting a fanart contest with Adobe

Professional artists criticized Eilish for soliciting unpaid illustration work from fans.

On Jan 27, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Transgender flag, shadows and silhouettes of people on a road, conceptual picture about anonymous Transgender and Gay Lesbian in the World

Artist and activist Meg shows the world how to live your best authentic life

Inspired by intersectionality, Meg designs art to inspire a world where people are free to live their most authentic lives.

On Dec 16, 2021 by Voice

sylvette by pablo picasso

‘Is it real?’: TikToker finds alleged Picasso painting with exhibition stamps at their local Goodwill

Art historians cast doubt on the painting's authenticity.

On Dec 4, 2021 by Brooke Sjoberg

Athlete stickers.

The Australian government accidentally commissioned furry art for the Olympics

The 'Aussie Heroes' campaign involves a series of Olympics-themed fursonas.

On Jul 16, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Walmart is selling stolen prints from an independent Black artist

Black artist says Walmart is selling her Nipsey Hussle painting it stole off Twitter

'Next time remove the watermark.'

On Mar 3, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

President Donald Trump. People are making fun of a painting of Trump in a revolutionary war uniform.

People cannot stop dunking on viral painting of Trump in a Revolutionary War uniform

Trump, a well-known draft dodger, isn't exactly a war hero.

On Dec 30, 2020 by Claire Goforth

botched statue restoration

This art restoration fail turned a sculpture of a delicate lady into a ‘potato head’

It's also drawing comparisons to Donald Trump.

On Nov 12, 2020 by Siobhan Ball