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Coin Sniper
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Can you imagine the blowback from those paintings if they artists had been Caucasian?

I would question the sanity of the male artist just based on his suit choice for the reveal.




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I am so glad this loser -who has nothing but contempt for America - is no longer in charge.



I'm actually kindof surprised that Bill Clinton doesn't have his index finger poking out of his fly in his official portrait.
 
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The picture is almost as bad as the suit the artist is wearing. Looks like a fricking horse blanket.




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The picture is almost as bad as the suit the artist is wearing. Looks like a fricking horse blanket.


This is what happens when you go with the lowest bidder! Big Grin




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People are gushing over these paintings, it's so comical.




 
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He is enshrined in what he has always been...a wallflower.


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From Milo:

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My spider senses are telling me /pol/ is right and that Obama’s official portrait shows a sperm cell on his face. The artist, Kehinde Wiley, is famous for incorporating it into his paintings.






 
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Maybe this is a paint-by-number picture. The quality rivals a 9 year old's in that respect...



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Obama could not lead and his official portrait painter-- and Michelle's-- could not paint. Again, perfect!


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Looks like he was photographed sitting on a Squatty Potty, and then painted sitting on that chair.
 
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Hopefully that's Kudzu.




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People are gushing over these paintings, it's so comical.


They could be stick figures, and the gushers would gush. It is really funny....


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People are gushing over these paintings, it's so comical.

They could be stick figures, and the gushers would gush. It is really funny....

It is. Those paintings are appallingly bad, no matter how you look at them.




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Wow. Those are bad! Really bad!
 
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People are gushing over these paintings, it's so comical.


Here's how the NYTimes described them:

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Barack Obama's portrait shows him not as a self-assured, standard-issue bureaucrat, but as an alert and troubled thinker.

Michelle Obama's portrait overemphasizes an element of couturial spectacle, but also projects a rock-solid cool.



Talk about head up your own ass... Roll Eyes


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Barry's taking a shit

Michelle obviously sat for her own portrait while it was being finger-painted.

Fucking real classy.
 
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I'm actually kindof surprised that Bill Clinton doesn't have his index finger poking out of his fly in his official portrait.


That was his original portrait. He had a second one done because the first wasn't "kick ass" enough (his words)...



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If you listen... it sounds like only one person clapped when it was unveiled:



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Get my pies
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If you listen... it sounds like only one person clapped when it was unveiled:



If you look at her face the instant it's revealed, you know she thinks it's crap, then instantly it's gone and she's all smiles. It's that first instant that says it all.

There were lots of gasps from the audience from what I heard too, and not much applause.

It looks like a half finished paint by numbers watercolor to me and not very good


 
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