Selfies: Art or not?


27th January 2017

On page four of this week’s issue (Issue 554) you’ll read that an exhibit celebrating ‘the art of selfies’ is about to open at the world-famous Saatchi Gallery in London, which has excited some and baffled others!

As a result, we’re asking you – Selfies: Art or not? 

Selfies: Art or not?


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brain · 7 years ago

Art can be in any shape or form. If a photo is a piece of art, then a selfie is

elyons9299 · 7 years ago

Totally no

Inventor22 · 7 years ago

I know what art is and have art session's each week but selfies are not art, pictures,paintings, statues or anything like that are art.
I am not that good at art.
From Charlie

unicornmag · 7 years ago

they are a form of enjoyment

gracie777 · 7 years ago

There are some nice selfies! They can show bonding but there are some which people just play about in

dk.moffatt · 7 years ago

selfies r just pictures taken for fun, not art

orangebob9 · 7 years ago

A selfie is a picture of a person.How can that be art??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

sweep27 · 7 years ago

I think it depends sometimes it can be art but if it is just you out with your friends or something similar I think it shouldn't be

antrabbit · 7 years ago

I don't do selfish.

antrabbit · 7 years ago

What's so important about selfies?

rocker26 · 7 years ago

I don't think that they are because, even though I love taking selfies, they are posing photographs not ones that are specific for art. Otherwise they would be much more thought about and more recognizable than a real work of art.

FNKS · 7 years ago

I would vote yes because art is anything that expresses you as a person and selfies do that.

tincan · 7 years ago

i do not think that selfies are art because personally i think a piece of artwork should take lots of time to do where as a selfie takes about 5 seconds to take.

nickmoo · 7 years ago

100% not art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Umbrella4 · 7 years ago

I think selfies are sort of art and not art. You can have a painting and everyone thinks that as art and you can have a selfie- not many think is an art. But if you think about it art could be photo and a selfie is a type of photo. Then people have photos (art) on their wall why can't people have selfies on the wall?! SELFIES!

RedWombat · 7 years ago

A selfie is art because it is capturing that particular moment in your or someone else's life. Some selfies portray people in a really unique and interesting way, which is, if you think deeper, what Picasso did. Art is what you want to be art, so why not have an exhibition to show off the most recent form of it.

mjmd222 · 7 years ago

Is both an answer??

Newsiscool · 7 years ago

I think art

eviescout · 7 years ago

art is something that is hard to do and takes a lot of practice like painting, drawing and photography

ami002 · 7 years ago

Selfies are just another type of photograph. If photos aren't art, however nice they are, then selfies are definitely not!

keiuk · 7 years ago

toataly no becouse art is when you express your feelings on a canvas and you just let it come to you also a thing you dont rush like a selfeie or a picture

cordie · 7 years ago

maybe it will be art in the future however for now no

hegde007 · 7 years ago

I think art because it is a picture right?

pudsyears · 7 years ago

Selfies are no way near art. I personally don't think selfie as a word eather

IsabelH · 7 years ago

Selfies are not art because it is just tacking a photo but if you draw, sketch or paint them that is art but tacking a selfie is not

duggee · 7 years ago

I agree with brain.

wren · 7 years ago

If they are taken in a creative way and a lot of thought goes into them, then yes, but otherwise no. They can also be dangerous and I think they are quite over-rated.

mausi · 7 years ago

There is no way it can be art because it is not created like a painted picture because it isn't made with glue or paint?????????????

ernie4545 · 7 years ago

Selfies are just a bit of fun not a piece of art

Sashgirl06 · 7 years ago

I personally think that a selfie is just a selfie and I don't understand how a selfie is art. It's not exactly a masterpiece, it's just a fun photo!

sisterocks · 7 years ago

Anything can be art!! YES!!!

myrtle10 · 7 years ago

Selfies are not art. Does art make people take baby whales away from their homes? Does art kill people (selfies have been know to do this)? The answer is no!!!

1isme · 7 years ago


bluerose9 · 7 years ago

Absolutely NOT

girlywirly · 7 years ago

So not art!!!

girlywirly · 7 years ago


shpee · 7 years ago

Unless someone has put tons of effort into making the background look perfect, uses a tripod and uses a camera that isn't a smartphone camera, then it can't match up to art like portraits, video games, etc.

elyons9299 · 7 years ago

Def not

guoguo · 7 years ago

Art doesn't have to be painted. It can appear in any form. If u know how to take really good selfies then u have the art of taking a selfie as an art is something that express what ur feeling like without using words.

coolguy · 7 years ago

Selfies are art because art can be expressed in any form!!!????

harryrocks · 7 years ago

I agree with orangebob9, how is taking a simple picture art?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Smile122 · 7 years ago

Selfies can be creative, arty and beautiful. So I think it depends on what the selfie is of !!

smile80031 · 7 years ago

If a photo is art a selfie is to
You just include yourself in the photo

ninjahari · 7 years ago

A selfie is not art at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

schwab1 · 7 years ago

ye a picture is so why not obviously not in all art galleries but in some small ones ye,definetly

ggg · 7 years ago

Selfies are just for fun I think they're silly they're not art.

janatetteh · 7 years ago

There are just a stupid picture.

mahumbear · 7 years ago

I believe art is something to express yourself with but selfies are a memory not a piece of art that you have express yourself with!!!!!!!!

ASA · 7 years ago

It is a form of photograph so yes!!!!

kawaii101 · 7 years ago

I can understand that some people think that photographs are art but I think that selfies are just a form of enjoyment.

francescal · 7 years ago

No. Definitely not. They're just photos taken for fun.

bethyboo8 · 7 years ago

I think they are great but they are not ART!!!!

gaggy116 · 7 years ago

i agree with bethyboo8

AlanaH10 · 7 years ago

Anything can be art!

houss · 7 years ago

Art is something that someone put hard work into not just by pressing a button

unicorn21 · 7 years ago

Yasss selfless are AMAZING they are definitely art!! ?? selfies are a great, ARTISTIC way to express how you personally feel in a photo! I l❤ve taking selfies! ! ?

ZENCE40 · 7 years ago

All a selfie is is a picture you take on a smartphone.

flameemily · 7 years ago

It is art

flameemily · 7 years ago

It is art, especially if it has been edited. It is just photography.

Sparkle09 · 7 years ago

Art can be anything, photos included. If photos are art, selfies are.

akurapaty · 7 years ago

Im not sure!!!

girlywirly · 7 years ago

A selfie is someone's face... not very interesting or artistic!

arian · 7 years ago

ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?????????????

ajmyles · 7 years ago

I think no because selfies are pictures not art

ninjahari · 7 years ago

Selfie art!

jelibean · 7 years ago


girlywirly · 7 years ago

A selfie is a photo.... not art. Art is hand made

sootysweep · 6 years ago

Not reeeeally. Although photography is an art. A selfie is just a quick look at this i'm on a boat1

katkid10 · 4 years ago

I think that art is if it id done by hand and not just a photo.

panda89 · 3 years ago

yes - definitely. Photography is art why wouldn't selfies be art?
However, I can see why people would think selfies are not as people take so many and there is no skill to it. I still think though that selfies are art because to get a good one you DO actually have to be skilled and when you edit them you can be very creative. Anyway that is my opinion

tradcath · 3 years ago

Too many things are considered "art" now.