Skip to comments.Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
Posted on 02/24/2005 10:19:19 PM PST by Fizzie
Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
by CBS4 News reporter Raj Chohan
Feb 24, 2005 8:03 pm US/Mountain BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) Boulder County resident Duke Prentup has been a fan of native American art for as long as he can remember. That love of art took him to the home of Ward Churchill in the early 1980's, where Prentup bought several pieces of Churchill's art, including a serigraph titled "Winter Attack."
"I have enjoyed them ever since immensely, they're obviously up inside my house," Prentup said.
Last month came a stunning revelation, though, as as Prentup flipped through a 1972 book called The Mystic Warriors of the Plains written and illustrated by the late artist Thomas E. Mails. He found a sketch that was strikingly similar to the Churchill piece.
(Excerpt) See the rest of the article, and photo comparisons of the 2 pieces of art here: http://news4colorado.com/topstories/local_story_055200531.html
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I keep that image handy for Bill O'Reilly threads....
The guy is shameless. The original artist definitely has grounds for a suit. It's pretty obvious that Churchill simply traced over the orginal art and filled in the finer details so that it would reproduce easily through the seriagraph (silk screen printing) process. The mirror image aspect was probably a result of placing the tracing face-down directly on the screen when the emulsion was burned.
In 1976, Berry became chancellor of the University of Colorado, the first African American woman to hold that post at a major research university. (Till 1980, I think!)
Ain't life GRAND???????
You got me there, tho I am also inclined to agree w/those who are doubting Churchill's manhood.
Game. Set. Match.
I agree. This guy is ready to erupt.
He reminds me of Renee Richards who was a man turned into a woman who sued the Tennis establishment to play years ago. One strange human he is.
He does work for the People of Colorado since he draws his tenure from a public account.
LOL! We'll get to the bottom of this.
You must keep Ted Baxter images handy for Keith Olberman threads.
Peyton, you gave me an idea. I Googled Churchill and silkscreen, and the work of "art" is on Ebay!
Quick, someone capture it before it goes down. I am good at some things, but this ain't it...
LOL you beat me to it. You might want to save the page to your hard drive, too, for posterity.
you are good, Howlin! Thanks.
For what it's worth, the site had all those weird characters on it when I went there too. Wonder when it went up for sale? And who is selling? The guy in the News4 story, Prentup?
DENVERAn exhaustive investigation by Bob Newman of Newsradio 850 KOA (Denver), who is also a frequent guest military & terrorism analyst on the FOX News Channel and a Men's News Daily columnist, into the genuine Vietnam service record of radical University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill, has revealed that Churchills claimed combat experience is in direct contradiction to his official military records.
After a confidential source provided Mr. Newman with documents pertaining to Professor Churchills military service and his employment at the University of Colorado, Mr. Newman began an investigation into the documents authenticity.
Using his own sources and calling upon the investigative skills of FOX News Channels Rita Cosby, Mr. Newman was able to verify that Professor Churchill, despite his public claim (in a 1987 Denver Post interview) of having been a paratrooper (Airborne qualified) who conducted long-range reconnaissance patrols (LRRPs; extremely dangerous missions conducted by some of the most elite soldiers in the US Army) hunting North Vietnamese in Vietnam during and after the Tet Offensive of 1968, and despite his claim that he was a point man in an infantry combat unit, was in fact trained only as a jeep driver and projectionist (he was trained to operate film-strip machines and movie projectors), according to official documentation from the National Personnel Records Center, the US repository for military records.
Denver attorneys Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman, both colleagues of Mr. Newman at Clear Channel Colorado, then acquired Professor Churchills original resume that resulted in his being hired by the University of Colorado. That resume matched exactly the resume Gunny Bob had acquired from his confidential source. On that resume, Professor Churchill cited no combat experience whatsoever, no Airborne training, no infantry training or experience and no winning of the Combat Infantry Badge. Instead, it said his experience in Vietnam consisted of his duties as a Public Information Specialist, as which he wrote and edited the battalion newsletter and wrote news releases.
Verification of Professor Churchills real Vietnam service record was completed with the direct assistance of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.
Gunny Bob notes that in the same 1987 Denver Post report, Professor Churchill admitted to being a bomb-building and weapons instructor for the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group active in the 1970s.
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How hard is it to superimpose them? Is anything beyond a single linear transform necessary to make almost everything 'fit'? If the thing were merely eyeballed off the original, it might have some merit (though unless the original was in the public domain or he had permission of the original artist, that would still be a no-no). But the photos don't make me think he even did that.
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