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George W, Bush Takes the Art World by Storm
Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 10, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington

Posted on 02/10/2013 1:03:09 PM PST by Marcus

The art world has been set ablaze about the advent of a stunning new talent in the medium of painting. Thanks to some hacked emails, the first works by a certain former president named George W. Bush have been revealed for all to admire.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: art; georgewbush; painting; selfportrait

1 posted on 02/10/2013 1:03:21 PM PST by Marcus
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To: Marcus

Personally I don’t think voyeurism over someones private stolen material is really all that interesting.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 1:05:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Marcus
Thanks to some hacked emails...

How did the emails get hacked?

3 posted on 02/10/2013 1:17:14 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Marcus

So this is what it takes to get his name back in the media, not in a negative way?


4 posted on 02/10/2013 1:17:14 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: driftdiver

Not even voyeurism of the subject doing a self-portrait of himself in the shower?


5 posted on 02/10/2013 1:17:49 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Marcus

Being the art snob that I am, I have to admit there’s some potential there. I find the shower one very interesting. The shadowing, the placement of the figure, the color choice. There’s something that’s working, and I can’t quite put my finger on it.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 1:23:25 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Marcus
At the bottom of the page....Makes me feel like I'm back in 2005.....


7 posted on 02/10/2013 1:27:57 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

no


8 posted on 02/10/2013 1:31:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Thorliveshere

What is not working for me is the angle of his head in the shower, which can not be reflecting his face. Is there someone else in the shower with him>

9 posted on 02/10/2013 1:36:26 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Yardstick

Someone hacked into his email account. They stole files of pictures, phone numbers, addresses, and codes for security systems.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 1:42:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: COUNTrecount
As you know, modern art doesn't have to work.

I like them both.

That said, my appreciation for modern is mostly visceral and based on hanging out at the MOMA and others...and would like to hear what a real authority on such art would say. There used to be an art professor that posted some great articles on FR about modern art. I can't remember her name but she would certainly have an educated opinion of W's work.

11 posted on 02/10/2013 1:59:19 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: All

Its a style of art referred to as ‘ Outsider Art ‘ and has been quite popular for some time.

The definition applies to someone who does not have formal training in the arts yet paints anyway.

Given the amount of BS in the contemporary art world, outsider art is a real pleasure to view and enjoy.

Here is an interesting outsider named Horace Pippin. Here is a link with information. Wonderful artist with an interesting background.

http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/counting_on_art/bio_pippin.shtm


12 posted on 02/10/2013 2:00:06 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: All
Here is another link to an outsider who might possibly have been insane.

His life's work was completely unknown until he died. Worked as a janitor all his life. Some of the imagery might be offensive to some.

His name is Henry Darger. Really some bind bending work.

http://www.folkartmuseum.org/darger

13 posted on 02/10/2013 2:02:36 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: Republicanprofessor

Ping


14 posted on 02/10/2013 2:03:48 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Marcus

Oh God. More stunning, thrilling, talented paintings from a politicians.

The tradition was started by Adolf, wasn’t it?


15 posted on 02/10/2013 2:08:57 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Marcus

Too bad that, while in office he couldn’t paint a picture of what Democrats really are.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 2:54:54 PM PST by vwbug
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To: Hardraade

Jack ass


17 posted on 02/10/2013 3:17:56 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Hardraade

That was a cheap shot. You make it sound like GWB was marketing the work.


18 posted on 02/10/2013 3:27:52 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

Lol. Someone is.

There’s one place for each and every establishment pol, “libertarian”, repub, democrat, loon and bootlicker: the dumpster.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 3:54:52 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks for the ping! I really like these paintings; they are quite original, even if amateurish, and I really like that a Democratic art critic admitted liking them. They are really more original than Churchill’s work or, heaven forbid, the classical, derivative, stiff paintings of Hitler.

Bush’s paintings are much more honest and revealing in a way that our current president has never been and will never be.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 4:10:09 PM PST by Republicanprofessor
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To: Hardraade

Go away........ far away


21 posted on 02/10/2013 4:15:22 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Republicanprofessor

I wish it weren’t the case, but the paintings are terrible.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 4:28:38 PM PST by Taliesan
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To: cicero2k

“So this is what it takes to get his name back in the media, not in a negative way?”

Maybe it is a cleaver way to soften the media to the idea to Jeb Bush and 2016.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 5:47:10 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: COUNTrecount

Well its almost like the eyes in the mirror are your own. Its weird.


24 posted on 02/10/2013 5:49:01 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: bert

Sorry. It is a fact that W’s playing pattycake with zero on the TARP matter, as well as McCain throwing the election, has landed you with an islamic/communist dictator - and you’re still pathetically licking the whip.

“Thank you sir, may I have another?” seems to be the order of the day.


25 posted on 02/10/2013 6:51:22 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Yardstick

“How did the emails get hacked? “

I think it was a family member’s email that got hacked, but it is still quite a breach of privacy.

Nevertheless the paintings are OK, even a little “edgy” what with the whole self portrait while bathing thing going on. I mean, that’s different!

And really, he captures himself quite well. I’d like to see what else he’s done. Maybe someone can get up a gallery show or something.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 9:09:29 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Thorliveshere
Somewhat of an art snob myself, but I just don't see it. Man's approaching 70, and paints like a good HS student.

Not awful, but any commerical value would be attached to the name, and not the merit of the art.

27 posted on 02/10/2013 9:21:07 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

No, I agree. It is a bit high schoolish, but there are elements that just nudge it above that. For someone who (as I understand) is just picking this up, it’s not bad. There is some “flatness” that makes it mediocre. Anyway...


28 posted on 02/10/2013 9:24:21 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: COUNTrecount; Daffynition
I've seen that face in the mirror somewhere before.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 9:40:05 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
You are spot on! LOL

The subject matter is most curious. I'll have to reserve judgement, until I see what his paintings look like on velvet.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 9:59:36 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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