There's A Larry Stylinson Exhibition Because Fan Fiction Is Now Modern Art

10 February 2016, 15:09 | Updated: 19 September 2017, 20:02

Larry Stylinson
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

A new art installation inspired by the infamous Larry Stylinson ship has hit London.


As you know we're kind of obsessed with the conspiracies and phenomenon surrounding fan fiction here at PopBuzz and this news is just BEYOND. London artist Owen G Parry seems to have been low key surfing the Larry tag on Tumblr because his latest art commission has been inspired by the cultural phenomenon of ~*FAN FICTION*~.

According to the Telegraph, Parry spent months and months finding his footing on the Larry ship and exploring the deep dark corners of the One Direction fandom to create his installation, Larry!Monument.

I was feeling a little bit disinterested in what artists are doing, and what it means to be an artist. I wanted to think about what it means to be a fan.

Owen G Parry

Highlighting the intense passion, commitment and power in the world of fan fiction, he created various pieces imagined straight from the minds of Larry shippers.

Larry!Monument / Hydar Dewachi / 

One piece features the words 'ship everything', which was inspired by Parry's experiences in the world of fan fic. He explains that he now ships things together, adding that "this whole installation is me ‘shipping’ materials and ideas, theories and passions." Whoa, that's hella deep.

Larry!Monument / Hydar Dewachi / 

Parry even arranged a live performance of the 'Fan Art' at the gallery with two guys who look A LOT like Harry and Louis. Too far maybe... or nah?


So whaddya think? Is this super problematic or an absolutely genius way of exploring the fascinating world of fan fiction in a different medium?

Either way fan fiction writers: They're on to you. They're all on to you!

H/T: The Telegraph