I don’t know much about art, but. …

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz; I wonder where the flowers is.

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz; I wonder where the flowers is.

Well, look what the snow drug in.

That nice little dumper did wonders for what passes for a lawn here at Chez Dog (it’s kind of green, and it’s on the ground, so we call it a lawn). And there’s more precip’ in the forecast, so ’ray for April so far.

Elsewhere, something less appealing is crawling out from under its covering. It seems Alfred E. “Worry” Bush has turned his limited skill set to painting since leaving office, and an exhibition of his portraits has opened in Dallas.

You may be familiar with his previous works, “Afghanistan” and “Iraq,” bits of performance art that required gallons upon gallons of blood and bullshit. We can’t afford them, and don’t want or need them — they don’t even match the sofa, f’fucksake! — but we’re paying for them anyway.

Based on what we’ve seen of those, I’m surprised ol’ Alfred’s portraits could find an exhibition space loftier than a refrigerator door in a prison cafeteria. They certainly make a compelling argument for hanging more artists and fewer paintings.



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13 Responses to “I don’t know much about art, but. …”

  1. karen Says:

    Hang them in Monsanto’s boardroom, where many other horrible poisoners and polluters sit.

  2. Stan Thomas Says:

    As I recall, Adolf Hitler fancied himself as an artist…

    • khal spencer Says:

      • Libby Says:

        Never saw his paintings before. Thanks for posting that.

      • khal spencer Says:

        I saw a few of his pictures and sketches when I read William Shirer and a few other books about Schickelgruber and the Third Reich, but this was more than I had seen before. What impressed me, if you can call it that, was how lifeless most of the pictures are. As though Hitler, even when young, had the life sucked out of him.

        Kinda scary in retrospect. If I was a shrink instead of a geologist, I could make sense of it.

  3. Steve O Says:

    We made the best of what we got:


  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Please send a little of that precip down here. If it wasn’t for lanolin hand lotion, I would have bled to death last week.

  5. Libby Says:

    Hope you get more precip, Patrick. Moderate amounts, too. I hadn’t seen Bush’s paintings yet – thanks for posting the link. Missed the self-portraits, I’ll have to check that out.

  6. Larry T. Says:

    My sentiments exactly. Yesterday NBC news started their lead-in bits and when they got to the Bush kid and Alfred’s paintings I switched the channel to CBS. Tell me this kid would have this TV gig with the exact same credentials but the last name Smith. Same for Slick Willy’s daughter too. Alfred himself (along with his veep) oughta be in a place with bars on the windows stamping out license plates instead of painting bad pictures of creatures with higher IQ’s than his!

  7. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Well, we don’t have snow down here, but it is cold (55.) I know, 55 is great riding weather. But I went out expecting it to warm quickly and what I got instead was a steady 55 with a cold North wind about 15 mph. I wasn’t about to go home and put on tights and start again, so after 10 puny miles I just quit. I truly am a spoiled, wimpy, Arizona, desert rat. I think Phoenix or Yuma would be a nice place to live. Furnace Creek in June, now that is riding weather.

  8. veloben Says:

    From the Gallery’s POV anything that brings the rubes in to maybe buy real art is all good. Oldest shtick in the art world.

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