Blurry Thing

Mario Santamaría

These images have been blurred to avoid our getting into trouble. Neither the artist, Mario Santamaría, nor Dilalica own the rights to reproduce them. Whoever acquires them will likewise not be permitted to reproduce them online or in print either without obfuscating them first. The six original pieces, not shown, are screenshots taken from virtual museum tours on Google Art Institute.

Occasionally, a museum won’t own the digital reproduction rights to a work in their collection, so Google’s platform must hide them somehow. Most of the time, they’re blurred. However because of a glitch in Google’s software, some works are still partially visible. Mario captured those instances, exhibited them, and we’re selling them — in sure violation of their copyrights. Good luck to us all!