Skip to comments.White House Office of the Arts?
Posted on 01/13/2009 6:55:21 PM PST by EveningStar
The transition team of President-elect Barack Obama is keeping a firm hand on any appointment news, but the buzz in art-and-politics precincts has the new administration seriously considering the idea of an official White House Office of the Arts, overseeing all things having to do with the arts and arts education.
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COMMIEville....here we are.....
I don’t think even FDR would have thought up something like that. Maybe Eleanor. Obama needs to forget Lincoln and build his inauguration around a Clement Atlee theme.
These b@st@rds haven’t spent all the money yet. Now they want someone hired to take control of all the velvet Elvises.
obama’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
We've had that here in Seattle, in the Peoples' Soviet of Washington (AKA "The EvergreeD State") for a long time.
Hasn't given us any great art (AFAIK) but it helps keep leftie "artists" (whose work you might not want to see) rolling in the dough.
Good news for the Purveyors of bullwhip in anus and crucifix in urine art.
Right. Gay on gay action paintings and installations will get the White House imprimatur as art
Actually, the New Deal included quite a bit of funding for leftwing artists.
Hey, this is 0bama’s way of keeping Michelle busy so she isn’t in his face about policy 24/7.
So we’ll have wonderful art such as the madonna in elephant dung.
Crosses in urine.
Another Black Hole into which our money will flow and disappear. The middle class will soon be looking at a 60% tax bite. My heart is breaking for the stupidity of the majority of voters who have sentenced the whole country to this reckless administration.
From Barack Obama's official website:
I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and Im delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.
See? It's all about "peace, love, togetherness" and "change".
Here are some of Fairey's other masterpieces. No joke. Most of his works are along these same lines (anti-American, pro-communist propaganda). Check the link.
From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):
Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, Im honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepard
Here is the 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. I wish you continued success and creativity.
Sincerely, Barack Obama.'"
Source for letter image: Fairey's own website (ObeyGiant.com):
If the image of the letter should 'vanish' from Fairey's website, try this link:
Portrait of Angela Davis by Obama artist Shepard Fairey:
Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery (link given above)
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: ANGELA DAVIS
* Communist professor at the University of Californias Santa Cruz campus
* Recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize from the police state of East Germany in 1979
* Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis' imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
* Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
* Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
* The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.
Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a University Professor, one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. This income is supplemented by speaking fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per appearance on college campuses, where she is an icon of radical faculty, administrators, and students. Davis has also taught at UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
"Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card"
VIDEO: Obama icon artist, Shepard Fairey, discusses his numerous arrests (13!) in this May 2008 alternative media interview (2:32 minutes):
I think it’s supposed to teach some of us a lesson.
Just mentioned this to my artistic daughter who is part of the Conservative minority in “creative circles”. What she told me right off the bat is that if he DOES do this he should be ready for an extremely vocal and antagonistic group of former “followers” to turn their backs on him and ANYTHING he proposes in the future...
If there is one thing artists do NOT appreciate it is someone else telling them what their art SHOULD be - particularly if that someone is part of the government.
True, but he didn't have the nerve to set up an office to explicitly oversee art. His artistic meddling marched under other banners.
Interesting ...in tonight’s interview with Hannity, President Bush focused on the portrait of Lincoln in the Oval Office. W commented that his Dad and Lincoln were tops for him. Bet W had a similar discussion at the recent lunch with former President’s and Obama.
Hmmmm, how coincidental that Mr. Obama has decided to use Lincoln’s bible and mimic Lincoln’s lunch foods for the Inauguration .....can’t let W get too much credit or attention and definitely has to squash fact that Lincoln was a Republican.
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