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That girl from your Art History 101 class who wears hobo-chic apparel (large-framed glasses are a must), has Anna Karina bangs, worships Tracey Emin and/or Andy Warhol, frequents the local art house to catch the latest Harmony Korine film, frequents independent art galleries (ie, White Box and The James Fuentes Gallery in NYC) to view the latest New Ukrainian Painting installation, and reads Adorno for "fun" whilst sipping red tea, black coffee, box wine, and/or PBR. Probably listens to a lot of Serge Gainsbourg as well. Fits in very well in the designated hipster area of town.
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by kikikikikikikiki May 16, 2008
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University of British Columbia, Vancouver students in the faculty of arts.

They have macbooks, non perscription glasses, scarves, shop at american apparel and listen to alternative indie music that youve never heard of.
Sadie: YO, that guys V neck is sooo deep! its below his sternum!
Keenan: ha, what an artfag.
by pppseudonymm February 09, 2010
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A pretentious art student (usually in college) who listens to nothing but obscure indie and art rock bands (besides Death Cab, Radiohead, Interpol, The Strokes, Belle and Sebsastian, and Sonic Youth). They wear black-rimmed square glasses, a track jacket with stripes on the side, tight corduroy pants that are ripped, Chuck Taylors or Vans, man purses (even the girls), and some sort of hair farming technique (on black people, it's an afro with dreads).
Half of our Intro to Art class is filled with art fags.
by oliver b December 27, 2006
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n.1) an art student fully immersed in the art school culture, i.e. dressing in all-black or the trendiest rummage sale attire, listening to music only played on college radio, and referring to obscure artists or writers constantly

2) one who uses "artistic" to explain dubious decisions or behaviors
That art fag welded a high-heel to an umbrella and ran around the Village all day in the rain.
by BrightApollo March 07, 2003
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Anyone who displays an intense interest in art of any kind, including music, design, etc. Used as a descriptive label especially when the speaker is frustrated. Not usually used in a derogatory way.
My artfag boyfriend has been painting all day.
by parkerbias September 18, 2004
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Art Fag:

A pretentious individual who, although eventually graduating, never fully leaves the post pubescent mentality of a college student.

Consumed by the fear that if they are not individual and uniquely superior they are wasting away. They will go to great lengths to scoff at and insult finely dressed people for selling out to consumerism as they frequent forty dollar indie rock concerts with people half their own age and accessorize their second hand image with the latest in technical gadgetry.

They will always to a fault:

Use the metrics system in an inappropriate manner

They will be blatantly disdainful toward American sports and in turn cling desperately cling to soccer.

No picture can be taken without a special feature to demonstrate their superior eye. Altered states of perspective, lighting, and definitely in black and white.
Robert was such an art fag he took pictures at the handsome furs concert with his iphone set on sepia.
by LA h8r November 02, 2011
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People who obsess over art, music, and poetry and think they're so unique even though there are millions of them.
Those guys are a bunch of art fags.
by sofiaaaaaah January 31, 2009
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