It should be expected that anything related to George W. Bush and art will generate discussion, so we couldn’t wait to see the comments from the netizenry about the latest Presidential Sunday painter.
So, after we published a post about the now infamous paintings, we couldn’t wait to hear what others are thinking.
Here are some of our favorites:
i wish George W. Bush had discovered his love of painting in 1999.
— sethdmichaels (@sethdmichaels) February 8, 2013
The rare Reverse Hitler RT @RyanNewYork: I like Bush's new hobby of painting over his old one of starting unnecessary wars.
— Lauren G (@geeoharee) February 8, 2013
Ironically, after seeing the Bush paintings, we, too, are taking a shower.
— Paper Monument (@PaperMonument) February 8, 2013
If Bush's bathtub painting isn't in the next Documenta, I owe you a Coke.
— Kevin Buist (@KevinBuist) February 8, 2013
— FIELD MULATTO (@SAFEmansion) February 8, 2013
— Khalifa ساخت بهرين (@SheikhKhalifaPM) February 8, 2013
Bush 43's self-paintings reveal less about him than that world leaders are, after all, human like the rest of us: http://t.co/TMprITos
— Kevin Lees/Suffragio (@Suffragio) February 8, 2013
Any of you take any psychology of painting courses? What does it mean that G.W. Bush keeps painting himself bathing? http://t.co/6NtF8U2S
— dana heitman (@boydanaaa) February 8, 2013
I meant to say: The George W. Bush shower painting is the Las Meninas of the Terrorism Era.
— steven pate (@unnmbl) February 8, 2013
OMG if I'm never rich enough to buy George Bush's original "looking at myself in a bath mirror" painting I will consider myself a failure
— Anna Cincera (@NFAnna) February 8, 2013
GW Bush's shower painting: cover of Kanye's next album
— Brandon Krueger (@BrandonAKrueger) February 8, 2013
If this is fo real, well, just aww…George W. Bush paintings, just as embarrassing as his presidency. http://t.co/Nc3qXOWM
— jana wilson (@mooonchild) February 8, 2013
Not surprised that George W. Bush likes to paint. As President, he kept painting the country into a corner.
— Lewis Grossberger (@Grossberger) February 8, 2013
What I like best about George W. Bush's shower painting is it looks like a Criterion cover for a Wes Anderson movie.
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) February 8, 2013
Don't mind me, just dusting my George W. Bush painting and reading Mein Kampf. #RightWinger
— Santino J. Rivera (@SJRivera) February 5, 2013
@hyperallergic Maybe he's just externalizing his subconscious desire to wash the stink off his 8 years in office?
— Greg (@GregVancouver) February 8, 2013
— kj (@oddgirlart) February 8, 2013
Is Bush sublimating his anxiety about his administration's use of torture in his paintings? http://t.co/DpddVRsW
— Ian Alan Paul (@IanAlanPaul) February 8, 2013
And here are the Bush paintings that I’m sure we’d all like to see:
@hragv Also, I wonder if he's done any Iraq landscapes.. if so I bet he inserted a few WMD's laying about for good measure.
— Chris O'Kelley (@chrisrokelley) February 8, 2013
"Now, we're just going to put a happy little WMD right here. Doesn't it look wonderful?" – George Bush painting tutorial
— Eric Schroeck (@ericschroeck) February 8, 2013
And from our Facebook and blogazine comments:
- “Trolling is an art. W’s presidency was a performance piece but now he’s an outsider artist.” —uffthefluff
- “Obviously Bush feels like he’s dirty and needs to cleanse himself… maybe of the blood of Iraqi children?” —Bob Bruno
- “P.S. George W. is a far better painter than Hitler.” —Gerry Visco
- “DubyaTF?” —Eugene Ratigliano
- “The ex-emperor has no clothes.” —Lola Scarpitta
- “I feel like this is violating his privacy. Sorry, but private emails of former President is not for public consumption. And no I am not a fan of Bush W.” —Suzanne Louise
- “Is this what is called ‘outsider art?’” —Geoff Bush
And for the meme-inclined. Ryder Ripps has created an overlay for your to take a photo of yourself peering into Bush’s tub. Creepy? Yes.
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