CULTURE & ARTS
07/29/2016 09:33 am ET Updated Jul 29, 2016

The Art Of Texting Just Got Real Thanks To These Art History Emoji

Yayoi Kusama, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring -- all the cool kids are doing it.

The art nerds housed here at HuffPost Arts & Culture have spent many long hours dreaming of a world in which art history legends from Klimt’s kiss to Magritte’s (non-) pipe could, in emoji form, pop up in texts or slide into your DMs. 

Well, thanks to the beautiful minds over at Cantor Fine Art in Los Angeles, we’re one step closer to living in a world in which art history symbols flow through our digital exchanges like water ― or Kimoji. The gallery has recently uploaded a variety of art-centric emoji to Instagram, from Vincent van Gogh to Georgia O’Keeffe to Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Sadly, the emoji aren’t functional yet. You’ll have to wait to officially respond to a late-night “u up?” with a nonplussed Yayoi Kusama. In the meantime, enjoy the clever digital renderings below. And if anyone reading this happens to be in the emoji-manufacturing business, please make these beauties real.

Check out our versions of art history emoji below:

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