Artsy, the "online platform for collecting and researching art," has a sense of humor. Hidden within the site are five Easter eggs, one of which, as an anonymous tipster discovered, actually plays Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” on the pages of individual artworks. When the beat drops, the art goes crazier than the teens still making “the beat dropped harder than my grades” jokes in the comments.
It’s a wonder nobody found it sooner; of course it makes sense to add “/skrillex” to the URL of an art listing! Of course, before I buy a piece of art, I want to see what it would look like shaking to the sweet success of an extreme cup stacker.
In all seriousness, though, it is amusing to see some artworks in motion, like these splatter pieces by Cornelia Parker, or the original troll artwork, Duchamp’s Fountain. On mute is my preference, but I'm not judging. Besides, if we’re talking internet trolls and old trends, we're happy to declare “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” the new Rick Rolling.
To experience the easter egg in all its glory, head to any artwork listing on Artsy, and add “/skrillex” to the URL.