Sunday, February 10, 2013

Inside the Playboy (Kitsch) Mansion; Inside the Imagination of George W. Bush, Painter

"Right after I took this picture, I whispered something to the girl sitting next to me and a guy wearing a suit with Converse shoes came over and told me off for being too loud. Do you have any idea how humiliating it is to be yelled at by someone wearing an outfit that was last acceptable..." More>>

Poor former President George W. Bush is a truly tragic figure but not, it seems, without humanity. His primitively executed paintings meld the outsider expressionism of a Sybil Gibson with the worldliness of Eric Fischl. Whether it's his portrait of his pet dog or his self portraits bathing, his work is improbably psychological. More>> & More>> and More:

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