June 10, 2009

Another room in the Obama Museum.

We've been playing off a photograph of Obama looking at paintings in a museum. Henry the commenter, combined the original photo with Chip Ahoy's photoshopped Obama as Van Gogh, so the idea is Obama looking at paintings of himself.

Palladian was inspired by Andy Warhol's "Mao" paintings, which were hung on his "Mao" wallpaper at a 1974 exhibition in Paris, like this:

Here's the new concept:


Lem said...


Lem said...

Althouse is supposed to get together with "my fellow republicans" Titus.
Is there any chance we are going to get to see what Titus looks like?

I'm bidding $20 bucks to the Althouse coffers for a pic of them together. Ah, you too Meade.

ark said...

I am reminded of the scene in Being John Malkovich in which Malkovich goes inside his own head. I won't reveal what happens so that I don't spoil it for readers who haven't seen the movie; suffice it to say that I think it's worth seeing the movie for that scene alone.

Lem said...

Wait a minute.

Is Titus giving Althouse away?

Sorin said...

Oh, how I wanted a wallet sized photo.
Print and snip.

rightcal said...

New official desktop wallpaper on White House computers?

Jason (the commenter) said...

Can't someone do something in the academic style? Maybe Obama as Narcissus, staring at his own reflection in a pool, wasting away.

Chip Ahoy said...


Jeff with one 'f' said...

...which would make Michelle Madame Mao, although Hilary always seemed to be the one who would most likely to lead a Cultural Revolution.

Chip Ahoy said...


On the Obama at the Museum thread, Bearbee asks if someone could do The Scream.

I did Edvard Munch's Skrik a long time ago, but associated it with Madonna video Vogue and not with Obama because at the time he wasn't a national presence. Embedding YouTube videos is a bit tricky because they're not reliable over more than a few months. I've had to change the coding to the page three times so I'm glad this one is still up although they've added interference which you can click off. I've forgotten how fun the freaked out guy is in stereo dancing to Madona. It's one of my favorite anims.

reader_iam said...

Someone gave us one of these in the '90s, and we had it for years. It became a neighborhood joke, meaning people got a kick out of where we'd position it to look out of different windows (and at, depending).

Then our kid (who arrived on the scene well after Mr. I. Scream) got older and confused him with one of those romper-room-type thingies (what were they called? don't remember) that kids used to box (with? at? whatever).

Anyway, one day he cold-cocked Mr. I. Scream one too many times, or maybe with more directed, deadly intent: to this day, I don't really want to know which. And that, as they say, was that.

(Except for the scrap I kept for a scrapbook I've yet to put together, but give it time: it's only been 4 years.)

ricpic said...


The great vainglorious men come and go
Their images stretched across long walls.
Compared to the long long long June days
Stretching us out on the eternal warp
They are as naught.

Pogo said...

Stellar work, Palladian.

NKVD said...

Thought balloon for the lowest picture "Wonder if they could make those any larger?"

kentuckyliz said...

Love the Scream Voguing.

That's a good song...haven't thought about it for a long time. The video was interesting to see, too, from back when Madonna still had a little youthful softness to her body and face. She was starting to go lean and sculpty--you can see it in her hands and back--her hands are particularly lean and ugly in a couple of pictures. But she was nothing like the old, lean, angular, hard old skittle she is now.

I'll retract my claws now. That made me feel better.

kentuckyliz said...

Another art attack idea:

go to the Obamicon generator website and see if you can change the red-blue color scheme to red-yellow. Put a little hammer and sickle in the background.