Who's behind @arthistorycaps?
arthistorycaps was created by Alana & Claire, two young professional females in New York City. They met at an international auction house in the summer of 2013. Coworkers became Snapchat friends, Snapchat friends became real life friends, and the rest is history.
arthistorycaps was conceived in 2013, beginning the way most passion projects do: out of a mutual love for art and sheer boredom. Wanting a better outlet to showcase their talent and encourage participation from others, Emma and Alana brought arthistorycaps to the social media sphere with Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr accounts.
Thanks to the viral nature of social media, arthistorycaps's small but loyal following grew tremendously after a series of "celebrity" regrams, including musician Diplo, model Edie Campbell, and Insta-celebs thefatjewish and BETCHES. arthistorycaps has also been featured in Buzzfeed, Refinery29, and Distractify.
arthistorycaps strives to unify high and low culture with humor, thus "de-stuffifying" the art world, hoping to make it more relatable and accessible for all.