In his newest series The American _tier, artist Shawn Huckins explores 19th century American paintings in context of 21st century slangAfter replicating paintings by hand, he superimposes text-messaging pop culture jargon with white paint – no photoshop involved here! The juxtaposition of old and new begs the question: what would our founding fathers think of present day lexicons!?

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(images courtesy of Shawn Huckins)