Wednesday, June 16, 2004

In regards to the Clinton oil paintings that were unveiled at the Whitehouse earlier this week.  They were not good paintings.  Typical Clinton, though.  He found a black, self taught painter who came from a poor, rural background, was discovered, went to art school and college, and has made a minor name for himself (or a bigger name, if you are part of the cognoscenti).  The guy also has experience with abstract art, I believe.  Clinton, in the noble gesture way that is his style, commissioned the guy to do the official portraits, making him the first black artist commissioned to do the Presidential portrait.  Like most Clinton grand gestures, however, the results were a bit of a disappointment.