Sunday, June 28, 2009

Is Your Life Worth A Painting?

Dana Schutz, The Autopsy of Michael Jackson

Tragically, this was prescient artists week here at HAA. First this. Then, Olympia Lambert over at Oly's Musings posted the above Dana Schutz painting. Hrag Vartanian followed. Now me. On Saturday, I had posted a video of the Minutemen playing their song, Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing. When I checked the lyrics I realized that D. Boon and company had anticipated Schutz's painting:
"list monitors arrive with petition iron-fisted philosophy is your life worth a painting?"

Bad circle, but a circle nonetheless. Try not to stand in the center of it. But still, nobody beats Slayer for releasing God Hates Us All on September 11, 2001. That's, like, scary locked in.

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