BATH THERAPY

Peinture: Leon Golub, Mercenaries V, 1984.

Image: photographie de George W. Bush, paisible retraité, peignant une église dans son salon. La photo a été hacké sur le compte email d’un membre de la famille Bush par Guccifer de même que les deux photos suivantes, visiblement des photos des tableaux en-cours adressées à sa soeur. Les sujets triviaux, Bush dans sa salle de bain, résonnent bizarrement (les corps nus, le carrelage, la baignoire?) avec les photos d’Abu Ghraïb. De l’art thérapie… Guccifer devrait profiter des adresses email pour conseiller à sa famille de lui offrir un catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre de Leon Golub.

Lien: George W. Bush’s bizarre bathroom self-portraits laid bare by audacious hack.







–In the 1970s, despairing over the fate of his art and his country, Leon Golub destroyed all of his paintings, wiping the slate clean. Born January 23, 1922, Golub underwent a second birth in that act, freeing himself to protest and document what he saw as the crimes against humanity committed by the United States of America. His Napalm Flag (above, from 1974) drenches the American flag metaphorically in the napalm used so mercilessly by the U.S. military in the Vietnam War. As Philip Guston targeted Richard Nixon through his art, Golub aimed more widely, targeting the whole dehumanizing process of war sanitized by the ideology of flags and nationality. From his great moment of doubt, Golub discovered a sense of purpose that would populate his art, sadly, for the next thirty years.— Read More:http://artblogbybob.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html

http://madamepickwickartblog.com/2012/01/ragged-glory/

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