Image: Richard Prince, Untitled (portrait), 2014. Inkjet on canvas, 65 ¾ x 48 ¾ inches. Photo by Rob McKeever. Is Instagram the next art school? ———————————————— With the opening of the @outsiderartfair this week, we are discovering many talented young artists, many of whom emerged through social media platforms like Instagram. Clicking through Instagram’s explore section, the feed is often populated with make-up tutorials, videos by emerging musicians or artists looking for their break, as well as the latest trend-setter posts. As social media’s role evolves, we see these platforms becoming a crucial part of the millennial audience’s daily routine. Perhaps artists will need to start putting “buzzworthy” on their CVs. While many are feeling confident about the powerhouse collaboration between the art world and Instagram, copyright issues have surfaced and are now receiving public attention. @Gagosian Gallery artist Richard Prince said that his iPhone is simply “a paintbrush” in his defense against the accusation of his appropriation from two Instagram photographers. Is Instagram replacing the role of the art school for spotting emerging artistic talent? Let us know what you think in the comments?