Right wing artist is suing to get his crap in the Smithsonian

Davocrat

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#51
That would mean you are not entitled to an opinion on global warming.

You know, things ARE going to change. You're not going to be able to continually cling to "your own facts." One day, you'll have to accept that there are people who KNOW STUFF about things that you don't know--like art--and their decisions about such subjects really are based on the merits of the subject at hand.

Same with science and math and statistics.

There ARE still objective truths and no matter how much you don't mind looking like a boob, those truths will still be there and open-minded people who are intelligent enough to evaluated and accept truths will run things. Not you and Donald Trump.

One day soon.
 
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#54
You know, things ARE going to change. You're not going to be able to continually cling to "your own facts." One day, you'll have to accept that there are people who KNOW STUFF about things that you don't know--like art--and their decisions about such subjects really are based on the merits of the subject at hand.

Same with science and math and statistics.

There ARE still objective truths and no matter how much you don't mind looking like a boob, those truths will still be there and open-minded people who are intelligent enough to evaluated and accept truths will run things. Not you and Donald Trump.

One day soon.
Your attempt at derision and condescension are amusing.
You're a artist who can tell me the ins and outs of art like I'm an astronaut.

Now if you want to go out on the ledge and tell me that the world of art is not guided by snobs with personal biases and political correctness you go on ahead and make a show of it. Embarrass yourself some more.
 

johnflesh

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Crap is crap. You could be 200ft away from this image and see it's crap. It's that much crap.

If it was on a table, it would be a table full of crap.

Most artists shoot for local galleries, not the Smithsonian. However if he makes a big enough stink and waits 200 years after his own passing, he might make it in.

Crap From the Past

Like a craft fair, table full of homemade earrings and bracelets, made of macaroni and shells and burlap yarn, an entire table of shit - behind that sitting in the back - brought just in case today someone buys it - is this dude's painting.

That's my review of this piece.
 

Davocrat

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Your attempt at derision and condescension are amusing.
You're a artist who can tell me the ins and outs of art like I'm an astronaut.

Now if you want to go out on the ledge and tell me that the world of art is not guided by snobs with personal biases and political correctness you go on ahead and make a show of it. Embarrass yourself some more.
There's nothing snobbish about seeing that the "art" in question is at best a technically competent rendering of some subjects in an idealized fashion. There's no depth or room to ponder the meaning. There's almost no technique.

I would argue that this silly allegorical painting at least demonstrates some painterly skill. If I had to choose, I'd put this in the Smithsonian before I'd put the Trump-eagle billboard.

 

johnflesh

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IMO the eagle painting looks like digital painting, not traditional. But I only saw the one photo of it, so not sure.

Digital painting is awesome, don't get me wrong.
 

Tedminator

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“The last thing she said to me was ‘it’s no good.'"

Yeah, and when it comes to art museums, that's how it works. But NO. This "artist" is threatening to go the the Supreme Court to vindicate his utterly un-ironic, allegorical propaganda mural that looks like it was designed for a 1975 Chevy conversion van.

BTW...Realism is fine with me. But just make it true. There's no way President Dumbass has this much hair.



The Artist Behind the 16-Foot-Wide Trump Painting Wants It in the Smithsonian

The artist behind a gigantic painting of Donald Trump has been locked for years in a legal battle to get his piece of art a spot in a Smithsonian museum.

Julian Raven and his huge, eight-foot tall, 16-foot wide painting of Trump, “Unafraid & Unashamed,” was the aesthetic highpoint of last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference, after he displayed it at the annual conservative confab. Countless CPAC attendees posed for pictures with Raven’s giant Trump head, which he painted posed next to a falling American flag that’s being rescued by a bald eagle while flying in space.
Putting trump next to an American bald eagle is not a good idea.

 

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