Saturday, October 10, 2009

It Also Looks Good on the Refrigerator!

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Michelle Obama, working with museum curators, has recently selected new artworks to decorate the Whitehouse. The portrait shown above is by African-American artist William H. Johnson and will be displayed in the first family's private residence. The selected artworks favor both the abstract and primitive schools, from which no inferences whatsoever should be drawn. More telling, perhaps, is the selection of a painting which celebrates indecisiveness (shown below) which will presumably be displayed in the Oval Office.

Artist Ed Ruscha's painting "I Think I'll..." depicts the agony of indecision by adorning a fiery red/orange background with the phrases:
"I think I'll ...," "Wait a minute ... I ... I ...",
"On second, thought, maybe", "Maybe ... No ..."


Stilton Jarlsberg said...
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Unknown said...

Hey, how much did that crap cost US????

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Jimmy, I think all the art was already in museums, so at least these weren't new purchases. That being said, I would imagine that taxpayers have paid a bundle for artworks that have more political than artistic merit.

Anonymous said...

Did this one come from Bret's house?