Heh

Heh.

Heh.

Heh.

Posted by: Ace at 07:00 PM



Comments

1 Art-gate?

Posted by: 141 Driver at October 08, 2009 07:03 PM (LEynS)

2 Decorating is hard. It's harder when you're stupid.

Posted by: 141 Driver at October 08, 2009 07:04 PM (LEynS)

3 Well, at least it's not dogs at a poker table.

/you expected Michelle to have taste? Have you seen her clothes?

Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2009 07:05 PM (OKZrE)

4 Imitation IS the most sincere form of flattery!

Posted by: billygoat at October 08, 2009 07:05 PM (DrB2V)

5 I should really try to type something. lol

Anyway, the art sucks, forged or not. *shrugs* Not that I have a great eye for art. But I think I could paint that.

Posted by: Darcy at October 08, 2009 07:06 PM (cnJcX)

6 How soon before Charles Johnson claims that he invented the "throbbing Matisse"?

Posted by: stuiec at October 08, 2009 07:06 PM (ohnkX)

7 But, but, it's different colors! That makes it a separate, authentic piece of art, right?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 08, 2009 07:06 PM (otlXg)

8 Throbbing rhomboids.

Posted by: LGoPs at October 08, 2009 07:06 PM (v/rEn)

9 That art is FABULOUS!!!...I told them to buy, buy, BUY IT!

Posted by: Oprah! at October 08, 2009 07:07 PM (DrB2V)

10 Should I be looking at it or through it?

Posted by: FireHorse at October 08, 2009 07:07 PM (Vl5GH)

11 I dunno, seems original to me.

-Joe "Kinnock" Biden

Posted by: angler at October 08, 2009 07:08 PM (kSuu1)

12 But, but Obama's artwork was done by an African-American. To point out the forgery is RACIST!

Posted by: Twinks at October 08, 2009 07:08 PM (uazP3)

13 I love seeing people who act like they are hip art experts get their comeuppance.

Posted by: Steve L. at October 08, 2009 07:08 PM (mIIVr)

14 Its part of Obama's deficit reduction plan. Why pay for original art when you can buy the knockoff at 90% off?

Posted by: Just Another Poster at October 08, 2009 07:09 PM (NgoAe)

15 I think both the original and the shameless copy are stupid. But it's way stupider to plagiarize a stupid painting.

What I want to know is this: where the HELL did Monet get a flux capacitor so he could rip off Alma Thomas ten years in the future?

Posted by: @cprater at October 08, 2009 07:09 PM (L2lOC)

16 No word on how many tax dollars the Art Connoisseur in Chief paid for that master work? And, obviously, it's way better than the Matisse, because Matisse was a damn honky.

Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 07:10 PM (9Wv2j)

17 Plus, to coin a phrase by one of the hilarious chicks on Absolutely Fabulous...it all looks like bollocks anyway.

Posted by: Twinks at October 08, 2009 07:10 PM (uazP3)

18 Didn't Michael Moore do something similar with an newspaper editorial in Fahreinheit 9/11 to make it look like a front-page story?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 08, 2009 07:10 PM (otlXg)

19 Oh...did I say that the Matisse original sucked too? Yeah, I guess I did.

Posted by: Darcy at October 08, 2009 07:11 PM (cnJcX)

20 Watusi's border isn't solid.

I'm sure that is crucially important.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 08, 2009 07:11 PM (JDLeA)

21 16
No word on how many tax dollars the Art Connoisseur in Chief paid for
that master work? And, obviously, it's way better than the Matisse,
because Matisse was a damn honky.


Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 07:10 PM (9Wv2j)
RACIST!

Posted by: billygoat at October 08, 2009 07:11 PM (DrB2V)

22 15 I think both the original and the shameless copy are stupid. But it's way stupider to plagiarize a stupid painting.
Hear, hear! That was a crappy painting from day and from the original canvas.
What I want to know is this: where the HELL did Monet get a flux capacitor so he could rip off Alma Thomas ten years in the future?
Posted by: @cprater at October 08, 2009 07:09 PM (L2lOC)
It was Matisse, and he was just abusing his gift of precognition. His pre-fake will be taken down and burned, so that only the later original remains. This racism really must stop.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at October 08, 2009 07:12 PM (A46hP)

23 So we can eliminate art, as well. The list of subjects Obama might know one fucking thing about keeps getting shorter.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 08, 2009 07:13 PM (6yEzu)

24 They should have had Joe Biden vet the artwork. Slow Joe is an expert at spotting plagiarism.

(Neil Kinnock, please go to any white courtesy telephone, Neil Kinnock...)

Posted by: Keith Arnold at October 08, 2009 07:13 PM (Jdtsu)

25 Did someone say throbbing?

Mmm. Throbbing president.

*Tingle-tingle*

Posted by: Charlie Gibson's Cummerbund at October 08, 2009 07:13 PM (X/BNw)

26 The Matisse is more of a collage. That crap he bought appears to be a painting. So there, haters!

Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 07:13 PM (9Wv2j)

27 Eh.... Uh....
Giventhe nature of the uh... 'art', perhaps turning it sideways absolves it from being plaguerism.

Posted by: Entropy at October 08, 2009 07:15 PM (cok/k)

28 Public Backs Alma Thomas Over Right Wing Bloggers

Posted by: Bloomberg News at October 08, 2009 07:15 PM (AnTyA)

29 As someone who does reasonably good portraits of people, I have always hated that kind of crap ever being called art. Art requires some sort of effort. I loathe Picasso for taking the easy route. The man had talent and chose to be "bold" and bamboozle generations of "art lovers" in the process.

To quote Jay Sherman, "It stinks!"

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 08, 2009 07:16 PM (yiNoG)

30 Throb, throb, throb

Posted by: Zimriel at October 08, 2009 07:16 PM (+iNkO)

Posted by: Olberman at October 08, 2009 07:16 PM (TZazt)

32 Artists are always inspired by other artists and "lift" things from them..but you're supposed to push the edge when you do that, take the idea and push it past the envelope to show you aren't just copying someone else. This is just lazy.

And yes, I denounce myself.

Posted by: vai2112 at October 08, 2009 07:17 PM (pkOAj)

33 Well, at least it's not dogs at a poker table.
And just exactly what do you mean by that? You making fun of my wife's decorating habits? I likes them little doggies.

Posted by: mikeyslaw at October 08, 2009 07:17 PM (QMGr1)

34 Jesus...why would she copy this? The original looks like something a 3rd grader a "special" school turned in and got a failing grade for.

Posted by: beedubya at October 08, 2009 07:17 PM (AnTyA)

35 Stupid is stupid. Even the art field must find that is is a strict copy. In the world of Educational smarts, the word Plagiarism must come to mind. Not to see this is nothing but a person who see nothing but the back side of a mule or a horses behind.They will say, I see nothing, nor smell nothing! And the funny thing is, they will have a Liberal army behind them!

Posted by: mystry at October 08, 2009 07:18 PM (kmgIE)

36 beedubya thanks for mentioning that. All those blog posts on what a pile of derivative crap "Watusi" is, when nobody is talking about what a pile of crap the Matisse original is. Art for 100 years has been an almost totally uninterrupted parade of naked Emperors with no one honest enough to point them out.

Posted by: Christopher taylor at October 08, 2009 07:19 PM (PQY7w)

37 of perfect President Just Words and VP Plagiarist have plagiarized(?)(sampled?) art. Perrfect.

Posted by: ginaswo/MiM at October 08, 2009 07:19 PM (ZnikS)

38 Jesus...why would she copy this? The original looks like something a
3rd grader a "special" school turned in and got a failing grade for.

You answer your own question, beedubya! She probably hasn't honed her gifts to the point where she can rip off old masters or even a decent landscapist.

Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 07:19 PM (9Wv2j)

39 Art-gate?

Collageaquiddick.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2009 07:22 PM (cc7EP)

40 We are the United States of America. We don't fucking plagerize art!

Posted by: Shep Smith at October 08, 2009 07:22 PM (XSRG4)

41 It looks like the linoleum I had on the kitchen floor in my very first apartment back in the 70's

Posted by: Bulwark at October 08, 2009 07:22 PM (jvrmc)

42 It's perfect


Phony art ... phony president

Posted by: bill at October 08, 2009 07:24 PM (c8tRC)

43 I really tried to fit a Monty Python and the holy grail ref in here but the only one I could think of was "Dennis.. there's some nice filth over here.. "

Posted by: UGRev at October 08, 2009 07:24 PM (uhjTJ)

44 Did Thomas admit she ripped off Matise, or did art critics note it for her?

Posted by: Dr. Spank at October 08, 2009 07:24 PM (TZazt)

45 You morons are aptly named for a reason. Obama is extremely smart and thrifty and you just can't see it. He really bought two painting for the price of one. You see he can turn it 90 degrees and have the original painting for all to see.

You morons are racists for questioning Obama and even more racist for accusing a black man of plagiarism.

Posted by: Legacy Media at October 08, 2009 07:25 PM (NgoAe)

46 Phony art, phony pre'sent....

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Occasional Meteor at October 08, 2009 07:25 PM (erIg9)

47 See, this is why I buy my art from Louie Piscowitcz in the Mezzanine of the Power Tool and Home Improvement Show. It has the following advantages over the incomprehensible and possibly plagiarized stuff Bammer surrounds himself with.

1. Louie sells his art by the pound or the yard, depending on whether it's sculpture or painting. It's much easier to estimate how much your art is going to cost because all you have to do is figure out your square footage.

2. Louie's art deals with the Eternal Verities: Elvis, NASCAR, John Deere, and naked women.

3. Louie allows you to choose your own medium: velvets in black, dark blue, or red; canvas stretched over rebar; or repurposed farm implements.

4. Louie's sculptures can be had in any size, shape, or composition you choose. His brilliant design means that they function equally well as brilliant avante-garde sculpture or emergency boat-anchor.

5. Louie takes checks, as long as you're a local. If you're a corporate art director buying in bulk, he'll let you buy on spec.

6. Louie is a giver: he teaches chainsaw sculpture and farm-implement repair down to the college. He's a Renaissance man, is our Louie.

7. Louie gives a portion of all his proceeds to the needy ladies at The Pussycat House over on Third and Broadway. He can be found there most evenings between six and midnight, enjoying cocktails and explaining the wonders of art to the attentive young ladies.

Posted by: Monty at October 08, 2009 07:25 PM (MkA/r)

48 Brush lied! Matisse died!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 08, 2009 07:26 PM (2qU2d)

49 Gardener classifies this as "copying intelligence". It's very important.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at October 08, 2009 07:26 PM (A46hP)

50 I can picture these turds fawning over this so called "art" with a glass of cab and their pinky out. "That peice speaks to me"......bleeeech.

Posted by: Bosk at October 08, 2009 07:28 PM (pUO5u)

51 42
It looks like the linoleum I had on the kitchen floor in my very first apartment back in the 70's

I thought that was Michelle's outfits? Or am I thinking of 70's couch coverings?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 08, 2009 07:28 PM (otlXg)

52 Yeah, well at least she didn't copy Under the Skittle Tree:
http://tinyurl.com/yf9s7c8

Posted by: Van Gogh's ear at October 08, 2009 07:28 PM (8g9qq)

53 So we can scratch "art" from the list of things the administration won't lie about.

I think we're down to "The status of Styx's 'Mr. Roboto' as the worst song of all time," and... well, that's it, really. They've lied about everything else.

And tomorrow is the traditional Friday Afternoon News Dump....

Posted by: bullfrog at October 08, 2009 07:29 PM (QnVIv)

54 Delicious. True story: In art school, a friend of mine had to do, along with everyone else, a mosaic of colored squares for a color theory class. The clueless art teacher came around to do the critique, and told him "good, but work on it some more." Everyone else had to rework their stuff too and goes back to the drawing board... Instead, my friend does nothing, and when it comes time to put the mosaic back up for critique, he just hangs it back up, rotated by 90 degrees. Teacher comes along, looks at it, and says "much better."

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 07:29 PM (AZGON)

55 I love the smell of grant money in my bank account.

Posted by: fluffy at October 08, 2009 07:30 PM (4Kl5M)

56 You Right Wing nutjobs! There's no way that's not original! Only a racists, creationist, white supremacist Glenn Beck follower would use superimposed images to prov.... nm.

Posted by: Churles Johnson at October 08, 2009 07:30 PM (C8Pcc)

57 Is it too late to enter it in Iowahawk's contest?

Posted by: beedubya at October 08, 2009 07:30 PM (AnTyA)

58 George Orwell @ 56,

I used to write grad school papers that way: just flip the intro and the conclusion. Worked every time.

Posted by: bullfrog at October 08, 2009 07:30 PM (QnVIv)

59 Heading home from work. Have a chicken in the oven to f*ck. Later morons.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at October 08, 2009 07:31 PM (TZazt)

60 Obama,

when shall we meet and discuss art over cocktails.

talibaaaaan
your newest bestest friends

Posted by: non_dhimmie at October 08, 2009 07:32 PM (cFwGO)

61 Its part of Obama's deficit reduction plan. Why pay for original art when you can buy the knockoff at 90% off 190%?

FIFY

Posted by: dogfish at October 08, 2009 07:32 PM (GQwdV)

62 Hey, this is a great discovery... if you just turn a picture ninety degrees, it looks suddenly... French! Turn it the other way, it looks... like affirmative action.

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 07:32 PM (AZGON)

63 Have to love lefties. Looks like they are trying to get the Iowahawk poll removed by flagging it as inappropriate.

Posted by: Just Another Poster at October 08, 2009 07:33 PM (NgoAe)

64 Perfect for the beige jimmy carter. Later this year barry will wear a Bulls jersey instead of a cardigan as he speechafies about our moral mayonaise.

Posted by: Rev Al Dullpoint at October 08, 2009 07:33 PM (Oxen1)

65 Next Michelle will redecorate the kitchen with avacado green appliances and a popcorn ceiling with those gold flakes in it.

Posted by: Bosk at October 08, 2009 07:33 PM (pUO5u)

66 The really sad news is it's owned by the Hirshorn, and lent to the White House, which means we paid for it.

Posted by: Retread at October 08, 2009 07:34 PM (zbNXK)

67 Well, at least it's not dogs at a poker table.

If you turn that ninety degrees, it looks like "The Last Supper."

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 07:34 PM (AZGON)

68 If that shit is art I just left a masterpiece swirling in my toilet bowl.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at October 08, 2009 07:35 PM (2+hGZ)

69 I do have some favorite painters. But I don't see the Kenyan and the Klingon decorating with James Dietz or Mort Kunstler.

Posted by: SGT Dan at October 08, 2009 07:35 PM (x3vvv)

70 Bollocks. That's good shit right there.

Posted by: Reuters at October 08, 2009 07:37 PM (GtYrq)

71 Ugh and double ugh. Both pieces look like that crapulent 70s "art" that James Lileks wrote a whole book making fun of.

Posted by: OregonMuse at October 08, 2009 07:37 PM (TnUnj)

72 I rather think the Obamas would be at home with Scatman Crothers home decor, from "The Shining."

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 07:37 PM (AZGON)

73

You art connoisseurs are best suited to judge this piece of work, but I am wondering whether anyone else can see Marvin Gardens from the Monopoly Game coded into the picture?

Posted by: Fish at October 08, 2009 07:38 PM (FnA4R)

74 As Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann, my senior drill instructor, once told me: "Son, you're so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece."

Looking at this, I concur.

Posted by: bullfrog at October 08, 2009 07:38 PM (QnVIv)

75 Yeah, well at least she didn't copy Under the Skittle Tree:
http://tinyurl.com/yf9s7c8
I first read the title La Gerbe as "La Gerbil"....which would make a hell of a lot more sense.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2009 07:39 PM (cc7EP)

76 What do you expect from someone who stole his foreign policy from the kid you used to beat up after kicking his ass at Risk?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 08, 2009 07:39 PM (qWLc4)

77 You know who's a great modern artist? Frederick Hart, unfortunately untimely deceased (RIP). Google him!

Posted by: OregonMuse at October 08, 2009 07:39 PM (TnUnj)

78 Look, this guy truly seems to believe that Sasquatch is a beautiful woman. Is it any wonder he's drawn to truly crappy art? In this case, a copy of truly crappy art? Heh, indeed.

Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 07:39 PM (9Wv2j)

79 This is in the new Ward Churchill Wing, yes?

Posted by: mesablue at October 08, 2009 07:40 PM (U5a3G)

80 Fake, but artistic, in my opinion.

Posted by: Dan Rather at October 08, 2009 07:40 PM (QXKcs)

81 Original American art by Xerox!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at October 08, 2009 07:40 PM (0q2P7)

82 Frederick Hart? Didn't he used to wear his sunglasses at night?

Posted by: bullfrog at October 08, 2009 07:40 PM (QnVIv)

83 Perhaps he'll paint the Washington Monument a different color ... he could lay it on its side and paint it black, call it the Obama Deconstruction. It would be an original.

He's disdains everything those evil white men erected ... might as well take it down.

Posted by: bill at October 08, 2009 07:40 PM (c8tRC)

84 I rather think the Obamas would be at home with Scatman Crothers home decor, from "The Shining."
Interesting bit of trivia: Louie painted both of those lovely naked Amazons. He's still got fifteen or twenty of them in his garage if you're looking. He's also got the "bull and matador", "breaching whale", and "funny-car at the Grand Nationals" pieces for sale. There's a demolition derby this weekend, though, so if you want them you better act fast; they'll be gone by Monday.

Posted by: Monty at October 08, 2009 07:40 PM (MkA/r)

85 To be authentically black in Amerikkka is to steal from the white man.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 08, 2009 07:41 PM (qWLc4)

86 65
Have to love lefties. Looks like they are trying to get the Iowahawk poll removed by flagging it as inappropriate.

Well, if HeatherRadish (?) hadn't photoshopped nude pictures of herself into her submission...

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 08, 2009 07:41 PM (otlXg)

87 If you stare at it real hard without blinking for two minutes, a message appears ..
"Ain't this a piece of crap, you poseur idiots?"

Posted by: beedubya at October 08, 2009 07:41 PM (AnTyA)

88 Insta-Ace is on fire today!

Posted by: JohnJ at October 08, 2009 07:41 PM (SeRAk)

89 If you are going to steal something, at least steal something good.

Posted by: WestCounty at October 08, 2009 07:42 PM (VSWPU)

90 Throbbing rhomboids
My absolute favorite band!

Posted by: Daisy at October 08, 2009 07:42 PM (ttzxu)

91 Yeah, well at least she didn't copy Under the Skittle Tree:
Dude, are those those tacky things you put on the bottom of the bathtub/shower so old people don't slip and break their hip again?

Posted by: Entropy at October 08, 2009 07:42 PM (cok/k)

92 Here is how the book about her talks about it: http://tinyurl.com/yhh3kj3

Basically, she's calling it a homage even though it's a blatant rip off.

Posted by: enoxo at October 08, 2009 07:42 PM (3HxIN)

93 Someone tell Barry that destroying the national economy and playing patty-cake with dictators does not count as "performance art."

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 07:43 PM (AZGON)

94 Mesablue beat me to it: Ward "Big Chief" Churchill's Mystic Warriors


Posted by: DelD at October 08, 2009 07:43 PM (rC+/c)

95 Wow, the things you wingnuts care and whine about. How would you have reacted if people had complained about GWB's art? Or, god forbid, complained about he art in Reagan's White House? You would have dismissed such criticisms as the obsessive, demented ravings of extremists who just hate GWB or Reagan so they criticize everything having to do with him.

And yes, extremists from the left whined about lots of meaningless crap from GWB, GWHB, Reagan, etc. And the right-wingnuts whine about lots of meaningless crap from Obama, Clinton, Carter, etc. Do you see how you aren't any better than they are? Do you have no interest in elevating the debate to things at at least mean something?

Posted by: Sally Ann Cavanaugh at October 08, 2009 07:43 PM (FRErk)

96 Someone at the Smithsonian must have a sense of humor. The two Degas figures are the only thing that a barely average 3rd grader couldn't come up with.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2009 07:44 PM (cc7EP)

97 So its a fucking knockoff and the prez has crappy taste in art. Who cares. With all the shit Obama is doing to hump America, I find this the least of my problems.

Posted by: Shtetl G at October 08, 2009 07:44 PM (UTVnl)

98 97,

Sure, I'd love to debate something that means something. Oh, by the way... how's that Fight Against DEATH!!!!! coming along?

Posted by: bullfrog at October 08, 2009 07:45 PM (QnVIv)

99 How can I be a wingnut if I don't own a Goldwing?

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at October 08, 2009 07:46 PM (2+hGZ)

100 Do you have no interest in elevating the debate to things at at least mean something?
If Obama can't be trusted to deal with the little things, why should I trust him on the big things?

Posted by: Monty at October 08, 2009 07:47 PM (MkA/r)

101 Posted by: Sally Ann Cavanaugh at October 08, 2009 07:43 PM (FRErk)

This is obviously your first trip through the Val-U-Rite Looking Glass.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2009 07:47 PM (cc7EP)

102 ...just because this sidebar story needed to be incorporated into the main thread.
Ladies and gentlemen,I bring you, via gg, "T-Rex Jacking Off"

Posted by: beedubya at October 08, 2009 07:48 PM (AnTyA)

103 Posted by: Sally Ann Cavanaugh at October 08, 2009 07:43 PM (FRErk)

Shouldn't every troll be required to have a hash that looks like "freak"?

Posted by: bullfrog at October 08, 2009 07:49 PM (QnVIv)

104 Wow, the things you wingnuts care and whine about. How would you have
reacted if people had complained about GWB's art? Or, god forbid,
complained about he art in Reagan's White House?

Frederic Remington didn't rip off anybody.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 08, 2009 07:50 PM (qWLc4)

105
Flaming ear?

Flaming easel?

Posted by: Van Gogh at October 08, 2009 07:50 PM (1HKg5)

106 Basically, she's calling it a homage even though it's a blatant rip off.

I'm asking the NEA for a large grant, in order to fund my novel. It's an homage to E. G. Bulwer-Lytton, called "Ityay asway ayay arkday andyay tormysay ightnay."

Just a sample:
Ityay asway ayay arkday andyay tormysay ightnay; hetay ainray ellfay inyay orrentsexcepttay atyay occasionalyay intervalsyay, henway ityay asway heckedcay ybay ayay iolentvay ustgay ofyay indway hichway weptsay upyay hetay treetssay orfay ityay isyay inyay Ondonlay hattay ouryay cenesay ieslay, attlingray alongyay hetay ousetopshay, andyay iercelyfay agitatingyay hetay cantysay lamefay ofyay hetay ampslay hattay truggledsay againstyay hetay arknessday.

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 07:51 PM (AZGON)

107 Flaming ear?



Flaming easel?

Flaming Xerox machine.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2009 07:51 PM (cc7EP)

108 Wow, the things you wingnuts care and whine about. How would you have
reacted if people had complained about GWB's art? Or, god forbid,
complained about he art in Reagan's White House? You would have
dismissed such criticisms as the obsessive, demented ravings of
extremists who just hate GWB or Reagan so they criticize everything
having to do with him.


And yes, extremists from the left whined about lots of meaningless
crap from GWB, GWHB, Reagan, etc. And the right-wingnuts whine about
lots of meaningless crap from Obama, Clinton, Carter, etc. Do you see
how you aren't any better than they are? Do you have no interest in
elevating the debate to things at at least mean something?

How about you stop the name calling (Wingnut = Right WING NUT Job) to help elevate that debate. Some people would call you a whiny pretentious hypocrite. But I won't.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at October 08, 2009 07:51 PM (0q2P7)

109 In the words of Rudy Giuliani:

If it's something I can do, it's not art

Posted by: kbdabear at October 08, 2009 07:51 PM (0Lv+U)

110 Posted by: Sally Ann Cavanaugh at October 08, 2009 07:43 PM (FRErk)

Lighten up Francis.

Posted by: vai2112 at October 08, 2009 07:52 PM (pkOAj)

111 Could Obama be more shallow? Does he do anything with depth and discovery? There isn't an authentic thing about this guy. Seriously.

Posted by: mare at October 08, 2009 07:52 PM (X1fsj)

112
hahaha@ elevating the debate!

okay, Max cocksucker Blumenthal, whaddeva you say.

Posted by: Tweet's Blue Period at October 08, 2009 07:52 PM (1HKg5)

113 Drudge says dems plot second stimulus. Flaming skull worthy? Maybe. Double down on stupid? YES WE CAN!

Posted by: M.R.I. at October 08, 2009 07:53 PM (aVQo/)

114 Do you have no interest in elevating the debate to things at at least mean something?

I can't speak for these other mouth breathers, but i'm interested in elevating the debate. Right after you tell us how big your boobs are.

Posted by: koopy at October 08, 2009 07:53 PM (uA+vD)

115 Holy crayola! Looks like Axelrod has finally heard our pleas and brought in a concern troll to take the place of the fallen Raygun.

Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 07:53 PM (9Wv2j)

116
>>>Flaming Xerox machine.

haha, that's better!

Posted by: Tweet's Blue Period at October 08, 2009 07:53 PM (1HKg5)

117 But Sally to explain the point, because obviously you don't frequent the site.

It has been a long running theme here that Obama is Style way way before any semblance of, if I squint into a microscope I might see it, substance. This just reinforces that premise. He wants "Original American Art" in the WH e.g. Style. Subtance of said art 0. It is just part of a recurring theme of "Where is the real substance in BO's life?" because then we might have some idea who BO actually is.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at October 08, 2009 07:55 PM (0q2P7)

118 "Drudge says dems plot second stimulus. Flaming skull worthy? Maybe. Double down on stupid? YES WE CAN!"

Did they forget some kickbacks in the first package or is this going to turn into a semi-annual liberal slush fund?

Posted by: Just Another Poster at October 08, 2009 07:55 PM (NgoAe)

119 Drudge says dems plot second stimulus.

Just killing the currency isn't good enough. One must drag it around the arena.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 08, 2009 07:56 PM (qWLc4)

120 New plan:
1. Take photo
2. Print four times
3. Sell as four different photos, one for each orientation
4. Profit!

Posted by: Zombie Ansel Adams at October 08, 2009 07:56 PM (AZGON)

121 I can't speak for these other mouth breathers, but i'm interested in
elevating the debate. Right after you tell us how big your boobs are.

That'll guarantee that SOMETHING will elevate.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2009 07:56 PM (cc7EP)

122 Flaming Matisse.??
...whoopsie
.

Posted by: beedubya at October 08, 2009 07:57 PM (AnTyA)

123 One must drag it around the arena.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

Posted by: Monty at October 08, 2009 07:57 PM (MkA/r)

124 this ridiculous selection of art is in keeping w/ sasquatch's ridiculous selection of clothing. these are tasteless, classless, crude unrefined people in all ways. it is an embarrassment to have such hacks in the whitehouse.

Posted by: nyc redneck at October 08, 2009 07:57 PM (WtLhy)

125 Behold, my latest modern art masterpiece!
I call it,
"L'Gendarme"
http://tinyurl.com/ygjl3rp

Posted by: Entropy at October 08, 2009 07:57 PM (cok/k)

126 98 Someone at the Smithsonian must have a sense of humor. The two Degas figures are the only thing that a barely average 3rd grader couldn't come up with.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2009 07:44 PM (cc7EP)
I don't know. I was pretty impressed with those two Homages to the Square. And then, to find the Study for Homage to the Square ... I was just blown away. I used to be a rectangle person, but those squares really are something. Genius.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at October 08, 2009 07:57 PM (A46hP)

127 98 What did he do, just call 'em up and say "send over anything you've got that was done by black people?" So nice to live in a post-racial era . . .

Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 08:00 PM (9Wv2j)

128
speaking of Rudy Guiliani...

remember when he pyscho-analyzed the ferret freak?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxLP6ni8vVo

Posted by: Tweet's Blue Period at October 08, 2009 08:01 PM (1HKg5)

129 In related news, B. Hussein Obama has discovered another forgery in her collection. Her prized pop art assemblage of Warhol "Tide" detergent boxes turns out to be actual Tide detergent boxes.

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 08:01 PM (AZGON)

130 @126 and to think, they snowed 52% of the idiots in this country that voted.... I . AM.. SCARED!

Posted by: PISSED at October 08, 2009 08:01 PM (3cjAG)

131 Wait. Didn't Michelle Obama just hire another advisor just for art (# of advisors in the 20's now)? Who is that person?

Posted by: ArandomPerson at October 08, 2009 08:01 PM (T0bd+)

132 This is that ACORN-style art the NEA was lookin' for, wasn't it?

Posted by: nickless at October 08, 2009 08:01 PM (MMC8r)

133 #121 Just killing the currency isn't good enough. One must drag it around the arena.

Well, it is true that in the end, there will be only chaos.

The Dems are just being complete in their summoning of chaos.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 08, 2009 08:02 PM (otlXg)

134 What did he do, just call 'em up and say "send over anything you've got that was done by black people?"

What did you expect?





Of course he probably said "my people."

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 08:03 PM (AZGON)

135 Life imitates art and democrats imitate other peoples art that and twist it.

Posted by: Beto at October 08, 2009 08:04 PM (F1b/5)

136 How can I be a wingnut if I don't own a Goldwing?
HAHA!
I DO own a GL1100 Goldwing!

Posted by: Entropy at October 08, 2009 08:04 PM (cok/k)

137 Mattisse was a JOO, so it is OK to steal it and make other copies of it,
just ask Hitler.

Posted by: ford at October 08, 2009 08:06 PM (Ki7fm)

138 Just killing the currency isn't good enough. One must drag it around the arena.

Well, it is true that in the end, there will be only chaos.

I don't think they will be satisfied with mere chaos. I think they're hoping for proton decay.

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 08:07 PM (AZGON)

139 Three words: Maya Angelou

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 08, 2009 08:07 PM (AnTyA)

140 I think they're hoping for proton decay

I keep telling you fuckers that its not going to happen for another 15 billion years.

Posted by: The master of natural law what sits in his lair and fiddles with teh strong nuclear force at October 08, 2009 08:09 PM (aVQo/)

141 Obama has expertise in the Constitution, not Art History (or American History) .
Michelle is just glad she graduated from somewhere before she turned her law licence in , in exchange for not being prosecuted for insurance fraud..

how bad was what she did that she lost her license in Chicago?

Posted by: ford at October 08, 2009 08:09 PM (Ki7fm)

142 The master of natural law what sits in his lair and fiddles with teh strong nuclear force at October 08, 2009 08:09 PM (aVQo/)

Brian Dennehy?

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 08:09 PM (AZGON)

143 The headline on Drudge about a Second Stimulus!!1!1!!! was a leak which had as its intent further weakening of the currency. Count on it.

They will not be happy until we are a third-world country that they can then rule.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 08, 2009 08:10 PM (qWLc4)

144 Posted by: The master of natural law what sits in his lair and fiddles
with teh strong nuclear force at October 08, 2009 08:09 PM (aVQo/)

pwn3d.

Posted by: Niels Bohr at October 08, 2009 08:11 PM (qWLc4)

145 Buy gold, buy gold where I buy mine.

Posted by: G. Gordon Liddy at October 08, 2009 08:11 PM (Ki7fm)

146 The shape of the garden is crucial to the yield. Rotate it 90 degrees to the left. Plant in the spring. Harvest in the fall.

Posted by: Vice President Chauncey Gardiner at October 08, 2009 08:12 PM (oCMdU)

147 I'll take dead white racist artists for $500 Alex.

Posted by: torabora at October 08, 2009 08:14 PM (9bABP)

148 Niels Bohr is a filthy Scandi. And I put my huge control rod in the reactor anytime I like.

Posted by: Enrico Fermi at October 08, 2009 08:14 PM (AZGON)

149

Reminds me of the square office manager guy on my favorite TV commercial:

Fast.
Finally fast.
Finally Fast dot com.

Posted by: Tinian at October 08, 2009 08:16 PM (7+pP9)

150 Buy WOW gold.
I sunk all my money into it. You should too.

Posted by: Entropy at October 08, 2009 08:16 PM (cok/k)

151 Was this the artistic work of a special needs child. Or maybe it was made by someone in a head trauma word. Or my final guess is that jane goodall and a friend made if before picking lice out of each others hair.

Posted by: Wingnut at October 08, 2009 08:17 PM (HlSWX)

152 How would you have reacted if people had complained about GWB's art?

I got a kick out of lefties bending themselves into pretzels trying to downplay Laura Bush hanging a Jacob Lawrence in the Green Room.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at October 08, 2009 08:18 PM (OkT2m)

153 That piece "speaks" to me.
It says "throw me in the trash."

Posted by: MPFS Art Critic at October 08, 2009 08:19 PM (PBGAP)

154 "This is an imitation but it cost more than the original!"

Posted by: Beto at October 08, 2009 08:21 PM (F1b/5)

155 I mean, how DARE Mrs. Bush acquire a painting by an African-American artist. And with PRIVATE FUNDS! *verklempt*

Posted by: HeatherRadish at October 08, 2009 08:21 PM (OkT2m)

156 Being a proven EXPERT on plagiarism, I can tell you that that is NOT a copy. It's different.

You should see them shoot at me when I fly into Kabul nowadays too! I just let the sun reflect off mu Ray-Bans and they drop their rifles and scurry for the hills.

Posted by: Sheriff Joe Biden at October 08, 2009 08:22 PM (9bABP)

157 It's art art.

Posted by: whoopi 'Two Times' Goldberg at October 08, 2009 08:25 PM (9bABP)

158 I mean, how DARE Mrs. Bush acquire a painting by an African-American artist

See? SEE? It was just a TOKEN painting!!!!11!!1!111!!!

Posted by: Typical Moonbat at October 08, 2009 08:26 PM (AZGON)

159

This is gonna leave an indelible mark on Chuckles the Clown's ego.

Posted by: Tinian at October 08, 2009 08:27 PM (7+pP9)

160 To Sally Ann Whiner.
There is a difference in thinking you have taste and actually having taste. The Obama's have Eurotrash taste.

Posted by: MPFS Art Critic at October 08, 2009 08:28 PM (PBGAP)

161 I swear to buttered Jeebus on a jelly roll, every time I think this droopy tampon of a President has set a new record for stupidity, vainglory and tastelessness, he finds a new, novel way to look like a one-eyed, toothless dork.

Posted by: George Orwell at October 08, 2009 08:31 PM (AZGON)

162 he finds a new, novel way to look like a one-eyed, toothless dork.

He has a gift!

Posted by: Peaches at October 08, 2009 08:35 PM (9Wv2j)

163 Who is this Matisse you speak of?

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at October 08, 2009 08:36 PM (PBGAP)

164 Ya can't make these things up. No one would believe that a president of the United States of America could be such a complete pos.

And them's his good points!!

Posted by: TennDon at October 08, 2009 08:55 PM (o6Yv2)

165 120
"Drudge says dems plot second stimulus. Flaming skull worthy? Maybe. Double down on stupid? YES WE CAN!"

How do we fit that into "the brightening economy" meme?

Posted by: The MSM at October 08, 2009 09:11 PM (0Lv+U)

166 I sure would hate to be a famous and important person who is supposed to know and own good art. That stuff can get you in trouble. On a serious note, it serves Obama right. With their "I'm so much smarter and cooler and more important than you" attitude.

Posted by: katya at October 08, 2009 09:16 PM (e+l1b)

167 I suspect the fraudulent art is now worth more than the original. After all you could hang it up right next to your Chicago Olympics shirt as part of a Obama display. The original is just a post-it note display.

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Posted by: jason at October 08, 2009 09:45 PM (gREGf)

169 Meh. Info on the painting states she based it on the cutout with the colors reversed. Lazy, but not plagiarism.

Posted by: MDH3 at October 08, 2009 09:48 PM (H7xm7)

170 You copied crap and called it your own?! That is just brilliant. The NEA has millions for you, I'm sure.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2009 10:11 PM (FcR7P)

171 WTF! So Tramp and Hobo Art aren't good enough for TOTUS and his wife/former vice president of community relations at the University Of Chicago Hospital for a very generous salary of $316,962 ?? Well knock me over with a feather........ or an abstract form.

Posted by: Emmett Kelly at October 08, 2009 10:14 PM (pwD6Q)

172 Folks, this Alma Thomas woman was making a statement about civil rights, blacks whites, and laughing in the face of modernity's "originality" statement. She purposely copied Matisse to some degree. . . but it was also an act of defiance. Note how the "white" background is freed up and allowed to penetrate and work with the "colored" shapes. . . Thewhite background is mingling instead of beinglpcked in. The name "Watusi" throws off the hoity-toity-ness of Matisse's "L'Escargot".
Thomas believed that education would be key to black Americans becoming equal, and she thought that the whites had prevented and held up blacks from getting that. This painting is about that.
Copying Matisse? She did it intentionally to make a statement.

Posted by: Em at October 08, 2009 10:45 PM (SQvIY)

173 Now what I really think?
Poor Matisse was a racist, right.

Posted by: Em at October 08, 2009 10:56 PM (SQvIY)

174 Note how the "white" background is freed up and allowed to penetrate and work with the "colored" shapes. . . Thewhite background is mingling instead of beinglpcked in. The name "Watusi" throws off the hoity-toity-ness of Matisse's "L'Escargot".
Some people have waaaayyyy too much time on their hands.

Posted by: Entropy at October 08, 2009 11:05 PM (cok/k)

175 Lets discuss the piece titled Watussi

It appears to be a copy of another painting, with the colors mixed up.

Closer examination will reveal that the colors are not just randomly changed. They are opposites. (contrary) with the exception of the black. Now maybe... just MAYBE... it is a statement and therefore art in its own right, discussing how opposites can equally be beautiful, and that color has no bearing on the overall structure and inherent beauty of the piece.

Deeper reflection upon the piece will lead us to ask "Why did the artist leave the black shape black? Why not white, which is the opposite of black?"

Perhaps the artist is implying that black is fine the way it is. Maybe the implication is that white itself is obscene, or the artist lacks the courage to "go full monte".. but like all good art, that is what makes it work. It makes you think.

OR, we could get petty about it.

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177 Some people have waaaayyyy too much time on their hands. (Entropy)
Or else they studied architecture and design and it doesn't take them but a few seconds to write this down. All I'm saying is that this isn't all-out plagiarism but intentional on Thomas's part. So we're going to look like fools for knit-picking the Obama's for this dumb art choice they have made.

Posted by: Em at October 09, 2009 07:11 AM (SQvIY)

178 I coulda been an artist but they didn't have a color Xerox machine in the Louvre.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at October 09, 2009 09:46 AM (eZ0vq)

179 @138

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Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at October 09, 2009 11:01 AM (2+hGZ)

180 I hear it was acquired from the Lucy Ramirez collection.

Posted by: Rheinman at October 09, 2009 11:45 AM (WIFkt)

181 The color choice of the two artists is interesting. It allows me to contrast the two pieces and consider their individualimpact upon the myriadthoughts that dance, with electric grace, across the labyrinthine folds andreticula of my greasy mind parts in my head.
Watusi(hard edge)by Alma Thomas makes me feel like I am waiting in line at main foyer of the local elementary school to vote and looking at the crappy projects on the bulletain board in my boredome.
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