April 17, 2016

An artist named Gore made a painting of Donald Trump as a naked man with a small penis and now someone is anonymously threatening to sue her if she tries to sell it.

The only ground I can see for a lawsuit would be from a photographer who claims to have made an image — either of the face or the body — that may have been used to make the painting (as Shepard Fairey was sued over his "Hope" poster). But why would such a person issue an anonymous threat to sue? I'm dubious. I'm dubious about a lot of what I'm reading here. There have been bids of over £100,000? Where would you want to put this thing? Or is it an investment? If it's an investment, the value is leveraged by all the publicity surrounding it, which makes the painting a prop in what one might call performance art. We're also told that the painting was shown at the Maddox Gallery "after galleries in the US refused to host the piece due to security concerns following threats of violence from Trump’s supporters." Really? Have police reports been filed? Or is this just the usual speculation about the violent tendencies of Trump supporters?
[Illma] Gore said: “The reaction, especially in the UK, has been incredibly supportive. Everywhere apart from America has been great. Who knew it would be such a big deal?”
Big... small... what's the difference?

But I'd just like to say that in 2004, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart put out a book called "America (The Book)," that used photoshopping to present the 9 Justices of the Supreme Court completely naked.

And as Bob Dylan sang: "But even the president of the United States/Sometimes must have to stand naked." That's from "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)." Bob was bleeding out of his wherever.

21 comments:

Laslo Spatula said...

The painting of Hillary with a small dick is in her attic in NY.

It started as a much larger dick, but as she has done horrible deeds the penis grows smaller and smaller.

The balls also get more and more shriveled.

Kinda a Dorian Gray thing.

But with a woman having a penis.

Hillary.

I am Laslo.

richlb said...

Mr. Burns: Incidentally, thank you for not making fun of my genitalia.

Marge: I thought I did.

Fernandinande said...

'Illma Gore rode around a busy city central in Brisbane, Australia on a Government funded bicycle in protest for gay rights the day after priminister Tony Abbott abolished gay marriage. The artist painted "my shirt didn't match my rights" on her back.'

Gosh!

Donald Douglas said...

Heh. This election is the best.

coupe said...
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Sebastian said...

This story has to be a hoax. As feminists and Mary Beard sympathizers have explained very clearly, only women are subject to body-shaming and physical ridicule.

Darrell said...

Lefties are clever.

Owen said...

Laslo! Awesome.

walter said...

Possible micro-aggression.

walter said...

But perhaps Drudge can clear this up. Seems like he would know.

Michael K said...

"The painting of Hillary with a small dick is in her attic in NY."

I would like to see if Huma is in it. Kneeling.

The Godfather said...

If the painting shows Tromp with a small penis, he can't sue on grounds of confusion, can he?

dreams said...

An artist should paint a picture of Obama with a big old donkey dick and watch the liberal hypocrites scream foul.

Darrell said...

An artist should paint a picture of Obama with a big old . . .

No. With a clit.

Darrell said...

When Gore was running, Rolling Stone retouched his photo (it was pre-PhotoShop) to give him a bigger "package." All the Media sheep spent the rest of the campaign fawning over Gore's giant "package." Even though they knew it was as fake as he was.

Titus said...

small dicks suck.

i don't do anything with a dick-no sucking or anything because I am a top.

but I want the dick to still be big and hard-nothing worse than someone blowing you or fucking them while they are soft-i want them turned on.

gadfly said...

What's the big deal? Ms. Gore is credited for this artistic depiction of Trump and his exposed "male prostate".

“'Make America Great Again' . . . illustrates a nude middle aged white man, with the face of a true bigot. Donald Trump a man who supports the ideas of ‘building a great wall’, ‘mass deportations’, generalizing all Mexican immigrants as ‘criminals and rapists’ and the list goes on."

All of this stuff has been said before in some fashion but I didn't have to see the nude to agree with the writing. But with all the Hollywood money that Hillary is raising can be used to buy the painting for use in a campaign ad. It will be like Trump using an ugly picture to attack Heidi Cruz or the fake story about Cruz as published in the National Inquirer by Trump's buddy.

tim in vermont said...

I agree with Titus, nobody with a small dick is qualified to be POTUS, and I am grateful to our liberal betters for insisting on this point.

Peter said...

"The only ground I can see for a lawsuit would be ..."

But grounds or no grounds, the legal process itself can be punishing?

Ken B said...

Where is Belmar to note how trump is lowering the tone?

mikee said...

The image of a photrealistic mural-sized nude Hillary flashed across my mind's eye while reading the post. Now, 10 minutes later, I might be able to type again.

Those who throw the first stone better watch out. There are a hella bunch o' stones out there right now, available to throw in all directions.