Who Wore It Better

by Maike Moncayo,

Who Wore It Better is an obsessive tumblr, which juxtaposes two identical artworks in an interesting comparative exercise borrowed from gossip magazines. While in Hollywood the comparison with another starlet can be quite derogatory, in the art world, this simple gesture has far more momentous connotations. As you the creators of the project Dereck Frech and project creators and Alison Feldish pointed out, Who Wore It Better raises questions about originality and authorship in art. These being the pillars behind the value system of the art market, seeing two works which are formally identical raises questions about the nature of the art world itself. In any case, Who Wore It Better is a fascinating play with these concepts. Here we present you a small sample, but we encourage you to get lost in this addictive tumblr.

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Alice Aycock Clay #2  ::  Gal Weinstein Huleh Valley

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Silvie Fleury Its Clinique Bonus Time  ::  Merlin Carpenter Make Your Own Life

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Christian Oldham TOTAL SYSTEM FAILURE  ::  Ben Aqua NEVER LOG OFF

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Maria Pryimachenko The Rat on Her Travels  ::  Kristina Isola Metsänväki (for Marimekko)

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Ray Beldner Businessman  ::  Shinseungback Kimyonghun The Matrix, Portrait

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Daniel Sannwald  ::  Phillippe Jarrigeon From the Portfolio Fashion Museum

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Female Artist  ::  Max Pechstein Girl on Green Sofa with a Cat

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Alfred Hitchcock Still From The Birds  ::  Alex Prager Eve