The Guardian has called The Ecce Homo fresco restoration the 2012 meme of the year. I have to say I have enjoyed the monkey man invasion of art as shown in this tribute gallery.
Personally, I think IKEA monkey could have given it a run for its money. In true internet parlance, we should ask, “why not both?” as shown in this combo meme picture.
2012: The year where everything came up Monkey.