Tuesday, July 10, 2007

BUSH "LEGACY PORTRAIT" UNVEILED

Famed American artist Norman Rockwell, called back from the dead by vice-president Richard Cheney, today unveiled his long-awaited "Legacy Portrait" of U.S. president George W. Bush.

Rockwell, sometimes criticized during his long career for hiding the truth in overly sentimental and sanitized portraits of American life, stated that he had striven for "unflinching realism" in the Bush portrait.

"I believe I have captured his soul," said Rockwell.

Public reaction was mixed, ranging from "horror" to "revulsion", mirroring public reaction to Bush in real life.

Asked if he would also be painting the 'Legacy Portrait' of the Vice-president before returning to the Underworld, Rockwell responded, "No. I used up my black on this one."

15 comments:

michael greenwell said...

i think there is one of those oscar wilde pictures in a vault in downing street somewhere too.

come to think of it, there is probably more than one!

oh, and the title for his memoirs should be 'making the world safe for oligarchy'

Larry said...

Looks like Rockwell finally captured the very essence of the weaver of war.

Peacechick Mary said...

Big eyes! Oooooh! I want a tiny replica of that for my locket.

Only problem is, it attracts vampires who suck the blood out of your body until you are a dripping oozing pile of quivering gel.

Coffee Messiah said...

Great attempt at painting the "black heart!"

It's quite a feat to paint someone who has no soul! ; (

a rose is a rose said...

startling realism!

Donnie McDaniel said...

Nice to see that he took it easy on the legacy. Might have taken up too much paint to get the real depth needed.

Holly said...

I thought it was Barbara Bush

Nvisiblewmn said...

There is that 29% of Americans who will approve, no matter how hideous it is. (What's wrong with those people?????)

Lew Scannon said...

Rockwell knows better than to spend too much time looking at the dark one before Cheney steals your soul and you are forever trapped in Hell, listening to Ronald Reagan retell the story of how he invented the instant replay, over and over for etenity.

Anon-Paranoid said...

The Dark Lord has no soul and because of that it would be impossible to paint him.

God Bless.

Chuck said...

Welcome back into the mess!

JM said...

We can only hope that if he's captured his soul, he doesn't believe in catch & release. Personally, I didn't think he HAD a soul.

sumo said...

I always thought Norman astute.

Graeme said...

even Rockwell couldn't hide it. Nice.

enigma4ever said...

OMG....this is priceless...I LOVE this painting....Norm would be sooooooo proud....."captured his soul"...that is a scarey sentence.....enough to hide all children...