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Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:51 PM

You may laugh. You may vomit. You won't believe it. Presenting: Breitb-art. For $4,000.

Via Tbogg:

This is a real thing:

36″ x 48″ giclee on canvas, stretched and glazed (ONLY 43 numbered and artist autographed editions will be made available; when they’re gone, they’re gone!)
...
Andrew would happily fight people, organizations and governments with tooth, fang and claw if he sensed any anti-American BS. David Bugnon’s piece captures Breitbart’s essence as a contrarian: confident and geared-up.

Make room on your wall for a limited edition reproduction of Bugnon’s painting. We should all emulate the moxie Andrew perfected for that which is just and true. Hang your print by the front door so as you depart your house and dive into the cultural trenches you will be ever mindful, thanks to Andrew’s example, that there are things worth scrapping for—and America’s founding documents are definitely one of them.


…and now, the punchline:

Price:
$3,999.95

http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/06/02/andrew-breitbart-is-dead-andrew-breitb-art-is-not/


A Tbogg commenter points out 'giclee' is a marketing term for ink-jet printing.

It reminds me of the painting from Ghostbusters 2:

but a bit creepier.

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Reply You may laugh. You may vomit. You won't believe it. Presenting: Breitb-art. For $4,000. (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2012 OP
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2012 #1
HangOnKids Jun 2012 #15
Vanje Jun 2012 #2
tularetom Jun 2012 #3
HooptieWagon Jun 2012 #5
BlueJazz Jun 2012 #4
cali Jun 2012 #6
napoleon_in_rags Jun 2012 #7
Lars39 Jun 2012 #8
Enrique Jun 2012 #9
Scurrilous Jun 2012 #10
WillyT Jun 2012 #11
MrMickeysMom Jun 2012 #37
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2012 #12
Xipe Totec Jun 2012 #13
johnnie Jun 2012 #14
GoCubsGo Jun 2012 #16
Tom Ripley Jun 2012 #17
rrneck Jun 2012 #18
ManyShadesOf Jun 2012 #19
Archae Jun 2012 #23
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2012 #26
ManyShadesOf Jun 2012 #36
Archae Jun 2012 #39
ManyShadesOf Jun 2012 #40
treestar Jun 2012 #47
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2012 #20
Electric Monk Jun 2012 #21
LyndaG Jun 2012 #22
pansypoo53219 Jun 2012 #24
flamingdem Jun 2012 #25
Tom Ripley Jun 2012 #32
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2012 #44
flamingdem Jun 2012 #49
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2012 #27
jmowreader Jun 2012 #28
Marie Marie Jun 2012 #29
Marie Marie Jun 2012 #30
baldguy Jun 2012 #31
alittlelark Jun 2012 #34
Ruby the Liberal Jun 2012 #33
Manifestor_of_Light Jun 2012 #35
ManyShadesOf Jun 2012 #41
Initech Jun 2012 #38
krispos42 Jun 2012 #42
BlueStater Jun 2012 #43
Kablooie Jun 2012 #45
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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:53 PM

1. Does it come in a sweaty faced cocaine enlarged heart edition? If so, I want one.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:13 PM

15. ^^^^^THIS^^^^^ Is Why I LOVE DU



Too fucking funny!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:55 PM

2. Love the mullet

Lookin Good!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:55 PM

3. Them suckers'll be in Big Lots next year

Selling for $19.99.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:58 PM

5. at 19.95

Itll look good hanging on the wall of a freepers mothers basement...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:57 PM

4. Is that the guy that writes those "Chick Tracts" ??

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:59 PM

6. definitely laugh. In fact I can't stop.

that's so awful it's wonderful.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:01 PM

7. Presenting political leaders as knights doesn't have a shining history:

Hitler:

Nazis:


From Google search.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:01 PM

8. I figured him more for an Ork or goblin.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:02 PM

9. can he make me one with OKeefe?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:02 PM

10. Oh, behave yourself.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:06 PM

11. I Don't Want To Make Fun Of The Dead... But...

Last edited Sun Jun 3, 2012, 01:35 PM - Edit history (1)

the artist, the fans, and ANY sucker willing to pay that price, for THAT piece of shit...
















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Response to WillyT (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:09 AM

37. Well, I don't either but...

He was dead from the head up for so long and insane at the end...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:06 PM

12. Also, what's with the multiple straps hanging from the shoulders?

Reminiscient of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2m18s&v=8m7xxFz_mCg

E: Voila, Mrs. Miggins. My robes of State. My thousand pounds well spent,
I think.

M: Oooohhh, very nice! Oooohhhhhh, it's real cat, isn't it?

E: This is not cat, Mrs. Miggins. This is finest, leather-trimmed ermine
with gold medallion accessories.

M: Oh go on, Mr. Blackadder -- it's cat. Oooh, look, they've left the little
collars on!

E: (reads a collar) `Mr. Frisky. If found, please return to Emma Hamilton,
Marine Parade, Portsmouth'? oh God! Ah, well, who cares about a dead cat
now that I'm a fat cat.

M: Oooh, you're full of yourself today, Mr. B!

E: ...which is more than can be said for Mr. Frisky.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:09 PM

13. It takes good hardened steel to keep that sack of shit from bursting nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:12 PM

14. From the "artist's" Facebook page

I hope to sell copies of this and contribute to the Breitbart children's trust. I was told he didn't have life insurance.


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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:13 PM

16. Or, we can just shake our heads in pity.

Which is what I am doing.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:24 PM

17. And it's !90 proof!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:33 PM

18. My stomach just shot out my ass. nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:36 PM

19. who is this?

 

great catch on the Ghostbusters connection!!

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Response to ManyShadesOf (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 09:02 PM

23. The painting at the top is Andrew Breitbart, the painting from "Ghostbusters II"

...is Vigo The Carpathian.

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Response to Archae (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:10 PM

26. Look out Sarah Palin!!!! There's one right next to you!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!

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Response to Archae (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:03 AM

36. who's Andrew Breitbart?

 

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Response to ManyShadesOf (Reply #36)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:23 AM

39. Right-wing political activist.

Died a couple months ago of a heart attack.

Guy was a grade-A asshole.

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Response to Archae (Reply #39)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:31 AM

40. "Behave yourself"

 

OMG. "Stop raping the people" Poor guy had potty training issues.

Thank you kindly for the heads up. I thought it was gonna be a football player

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Response to Archae (Reply #39)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:19 PM

47. For all the complaining about cops I see on DU

This is ironic, because here, it looks like a cop goes to try to get Breitbart to calm down.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:44 PM

20. For four grand you'd think it would at least be on black velvet.

With Saint Reagan's smiling visage over his right shoulder.

These people just ain't got no culture.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:51 PM

21. Clouds? Nope. His pants are on fire.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:55 PM

22. Wow

Some people will do anything for a buck.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:06 PM

24. that image(can't say painting) fauls BIG time on anatomy.

don't get me started on spacial ability.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:08 PM

25. Artist has issues with arm foreshortening

back to the drawing board Moran!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:21 PM

32. T Rex arms

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 05:38 AM

44. And hands - the gloves look like they've got no fingers in them

Which reminds me of:

Charlie Brown commented on a picture of a man drawn by Linus:
Charlie Brown: "I note that you drew him with his hands behind his back. This is because you, yourself, have feelings of insecurity."
Linus: "No. I did that because I, myself, can't draw hands!"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HandsInPockets

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #44)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 01:34 PM

49. good link

the art of bad art

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:15 PM

27. I'm sorry, but with that mullet all I can think of is Kenny Powers.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:43 PM

28. Why are there only 43 of them?

Because when the printer got onto the 44th copy, it realized what it was doing and self-immolated, hence protecting the rest of the world from this crap.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:18 PM

29. I am speechless.

No really, I am laughing so hard I can't speak. Thank you Muriel - you made my night.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #29)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:20 PM

30. Oh PS - Can anyone out there loan me $4,000.00??

I want to keep the merriment going.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:20 PM

31. I thought Thomas Kinkade was dead.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:33 PM

34. DUZY!!!!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:23 PM

33. $4k for an inkjet image of a guy sporting a mullet, wearing a plastic breastplate?

Last edited Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:24 AM - Edit history (1)

Sign me right up. I'll hang it next to my velvet 'original' of Dogs Playing Poker.



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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:36 PM

35. Kincade IS dead!!

So this guy can get all the suckers' money that used to go to Kincrap.

A fool and his money are soon parted. Ain't capitalism wonderful????

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:33 AM

41. This edition is only 43

 

Kincade was limited edition of 43,000

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:14 AM

38. This is pretty damn creepy - does this guy think he's Thor or what?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 02:18 AM

42. *snort*

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 03:20 AM

43. It looks like the artist forgot to paint him some elbows. N/T

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 06:38 AM

45. My god! Who the hell are these people? They live in some kind of fantasy dimension.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 11:32 AM

46. Kicking for comic relief.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:25 PM

48. I'll wait to pick mine up at next month's garage sale. I think I can talk them down

 

to less than the velvet Elvis.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 01:40 PM

50. They're really doing it! They're trying to make him their "Che"

I never quite understood the Che Guevara iconography and what drew some people to it, but I think it's hilarious that the wingnuts are trying to give BlackBart that same aura.

Even their imitations are half-assed versions.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 01:44 PM

51. LOL

They've imagined him as a Wagnerian hero!









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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 01:54 PM

52. That man has no bottom lip nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 02:41 PM

53. For some reason...

that reminds me of this guy...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 08:39 PM

55. It turns out to be a Photoshop ripoff of an Assassin's Creed video game picture

and, what a surprise, it has been withdrawn from sale, though I'm sure those brave libertarians never meant to mooch and loot a heroic Galtian corporation's hard-created intellectual property, and haven't been scared shitless by a rude letter from Ubisoft's lawyers ...

So, you know that painting by David Bugnon of Dead Guy Andrew Breitbart as a Teutonic Knight in Heaven, ready to take on commies, liberal scumbags, and innocent Department of Agriculture employees from beyond the grave? You know, the painting that one actual professional art critic called a “masterpiece of Outsider art, a veritable holocaust-tsunami of bad taste?” The painting that Patriot Depot is selling reproductions of for the bargain price of a mere $3999.95 for a limited-edition 36″ x 48″ giclee on canvas? The painting which The Patriot Update bravely calls, “The Painting Obama Fears?” Yeah, it’s not so much a painting as a Photoshop mashup of a stock photo of Andrew Breitbart and a character from the copyrighted computer game Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, with a pretty sunset-and-clouds background that probably also came from some stock photo website — no doubt somebody will find that soon, too.
...
For one thing, since the image is flipped, that explains why, as another Mock, Paper, Scissors reader noticed, the brave knight “buckle his belts on the wrong side – like a girl.” More to the point, it’s finally clear why Ghost Breitbart has such tiny little T-Rex arms: While Mr. Bugnon did a pretty nifty job recoloring and embellishing parts of Ubisoft’s copyrighted digital character — the flag-themed bunting and “BREITBART” badge at the beltline are cute touches — he didn’t even come close to giving Sir Andrew of Copypaste an appropriately-proportioned head. Consider this side-by-side comparison of the two images at the top of the post, and compare the colossal Breitnoggin to the far more anatomically plausible (and copyrighted) head on the Assassin’s Creed knight, which we’ve flipped so that you can say “OMG they’re just the same.”

On his Facebook page, Bugnon at least has the decency to admit that this is not a painting at all, though perhaps it’s a slight stretch for him to claim that “many components of this picture were created out of nothing, like the hair, leather armor, the red cloth, belts…” without acknowledging that the basic form of the figure is swiped from someone else’s original work (which, as I may have mentioned, is protected domestically and internationally by copyright).
...
UPDATE: The Patriot Depot’s page for the painting now looks like this, ha ha:


http://wonkette.com/474804/hideous-3999-95-painting-of-andrew-breitbart-is-actually-swiped-from-a-video-game

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:31 PM

56. Was his attempt to squish into that armor what killed him?

I mean come on. The man would have trouble fitting into plus size baggy stretch dad jeans.

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