Shock: George Bush’s portraits sourced from readily available photographs

http://twitter.com/#!/RosieGray/status/453666736353869824

What’s so funny? BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray has stumbled upon some “incredible scoopage” from website Animal New York.

http://twitter.com/#!/moneyries/status/453666425652396032

Yes, that’s the incredible scoopage. Animal has uncovered that George W. Bush’s 30 paintings of world leaders were sourced from photographs easily found through a Google search — often, the first photo that popped up.

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/453672489114402816
http://twitter.com/#!/spongeworthy2/status/453674202261123072
http://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/453674788515356672
http://twitter.com/#!/realmyiq2xu2/status/453674920745000960

Nothingburger? You clearly don’t understand the extent of the scandal here. Critic, artist and appropriation expert Greg Allen told Animal, “Many photos were taken from the subject’s Wikipedia entry. Bush based his paintings on the literally first-to-surface, easiest-to-find photos of his subjects.”

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/453675059170017280
http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/453675457473306624

Now you’re getting it.

http://twitter.com/#!/aarong33/status/453675759714844672
http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/453675959757967361
http://twitter.com/#!/BarefootSnap/status/453676207255846912

Yes, please.

 

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/08/shock-report-george-w-bushs-portraits-sourced-from-readily-available-photographs/

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