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Jul 16, 2012

The Empowered Man - Anti-Obama art

Jon McNaughton is that rarest of species - a 'conservative' artist! Yes, they do exist, even if in dangerously low numbers, in perpetual threat of extinction. 


Political art that is not only not leftist but unashamedly anti-leftist comes as a rude but pleasant shock. So habituated are we to the the antics of the leftist art Establishment that the works of McNaughton are like a sudden kick in the nuts out of nowhere.

The Empowered Man
Jon McNaughton



Observe that writer of the following 'report' can barely conceal his contempt of the artist-

Anti-Obama Artist Strikes Again

Jon McNaughton, the artist who depicted Obama burning the Constitution, has a new painting. He's aiming to sell it to the highest bidder, between $50,000 and $100,000.
Popular conservative artist Jon McNaughton has released a new painting, the latest in his controversial series of anti-Obama artwork.

'Controversial' art is readily celebrated - but not when a 'conservative' creates it.
The Empowered Man—which shows President Obama watching in horror as a thirty something white male, standing in front of the White House holds up the U.S. constitution in one hand and a wad of cash in the other—was released this week.

“I wanted this painting to reflect the hope many Americans are having that we can steer our country back on track,” McNaughton emailed BuzzFeed. “I used real models and it took a couple of months to paint.”

The Empowered Man is a follow up to another painting called Wake Up America, which included inflammatory images of President Obama standing in a rain shower of corporate cash while American workers trudged along in chains.

One can understand the sentiment of this tired MSM hack - when so many of the artistic and media elites drool and slobber over Obama, an artistic criticism of their messiah must sound 'Inflammatory'. 

Wake Up America
Jon McNaughton


Both paintings feature the same “everyman” character, who in McNaughton’s telling, has chosen to break off the chains of an oppressive federal government.

The Provo, Utah based painter has struck artistic gold with his series, tapping into a widespread libertarian distrust of Washington, as well as a deep-seated hatred of President Obama, which critics says is animated by racial bias.
Yes,obviously -anyone who cannot appreciate and be grateful for the saintliness of Obama must be a racist. Nevertheless-
The Provo, Utah based painter has struck artistic gold with his series, tapping into a widespread libertarian distrust of Washington, as well as a deep-seated hatred of President Obama, which critics says is animated by racial bias.

McNaughton has now sold two works of art for six figure sums this year, an almost unheard of feat in the art world.

One painting was purchased by his most prominent art patron, Fox News host Sean Hannity.

He’s currently taking bids on the painting, and expects to get between $50,000 and $100,000 for the original canvas of the Empowered Man.

Way better than a no-talent nobody making it big on tax-payer supported NEA grants for politically correct art which nevertheless is feted for 'challenging' the assumptions of the establishment, no?


Update-
Jon McNaughton on The Empowered Man in this video-



2 comments:

Good painting skills, but the critique isn't far more sophisticated than the "classics" like Obama sided with Hitler and Stalin, saying that all of them proposed "change" or whatever.

Good painting skills, but the political criticism isn't far more sophisticated than the "classic" photoshopped pictures of Obama along with Hitler and Stalin, all associated by promising "change". I wonder if there was or there will be consistency when the same critiques equally apply to republican presidents.

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