Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Bad" Barack Obama paintings!

The Zuke called me this weekend to make sure I saw the Sunday Times article about the growing Barack Obama art business. There are even websites dedicated to showing work made about the Prez and my fave is, get this, "Bad Paintings of Barack Obama"!
Now, in the name of good karma, you have to admire the work for its sheer earnestness and genuine feeling, which make up for the lack of training. Perhaps some enterprising entrepreneur will scoop it all up and get a booth at the next Outsider Art Fair? Anyway, here are two masterpieces. The one on the left is fascinating - US/Mexican relations, tacos (love the halo/taco hat on Barack), scantily clad chicks and lots of tighty-whities. Awesome. The website doesnt list titles, so I dubbed the one on the right "Barack Eyebama".