June 3, 2012

Fugly in Pink: Scott Scheidley's Colorful Makeover Of Hitler,Stalin and Kim Complete With Earrings

Notorious mass murderers Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong-il have been given a most colorful pink make-over complete with earrings and heart-shaped tinted glasses by American artist Scott Scheidly. In reference to the work, the artist states that "the idea stems from Spoke Art gallery's "Coen Brothers Vs Quentin Tarantino" show I did last year from the film 'Inglorious Basterds'. I had previously come up with the idea of an all pink show and figured this was a great starting point.

"The idea is really all about the power of colour and symbology and how it can change perception."

"The reaction has been huge and mostly positive. I understand not everyone is going to get this type of art or humour. Controversy is always a good thing though.I decided to paint Hitler as actor Martin Wuttke."

Pretty in pink? Hardly. Ugly is ugly. But I do find those earrings, especially the one on Stalin, kinda funny.


Madonna Brandishes Weapons In Israel Concert and Then Calls For World Peace

Madonna kicked off her 'MDNA' concert tour in Israel in plenty of style. Madonna style. For starters, there's the usual Madonna-branded controversy galore in Israel because of the AK47 and the other weapons displayed onstage. There is also the ubiquitous religious imagery and symbolism Madonna loves to inject into her shows that always end up pissing off the religious types. And there is also plenty of other shit on the shows that The Queen of Pop has been getting away with for 30 years and that always seem to rub many people the wrong way every-freaking-time like clockwork. Her antics get her press and keep her in the public discourse and whether people elevate her or tear her up, it does not matter. The effect is the same.

But let me be frank and state my bias: I like Madonna. I like her because I think she is very talented and I like her music and her elaborate concerts although I have never been to one of her shows. But most of all, I like her because at the age of 53, she carries on in spite of (or maybe because of, who knows) her many haters and detractors. The woman does not give a rat's ass; she does as she wants and continues to be immensely successful and popular with a humongous base of adoring fans. And I say, let the haters hate Madgesty. Let them eat cake. Who gives a rodent's derriere?!

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