Friday, March 20, 2009

Paul Bremer, Terrible at Everything, Also a Bad Painter



Al Kamen, in this morning's Washington Post, points us to Paul Bremer's awful, awful paintings, and for that we thank him. OMG, he's like a brain-damaged cross between Grant Wood and Charles Sheeler. Enjoy.

15 comments:

Lulu Maude said...

Painting--one more thing Bremer sucks at.

As a resident of Vermont, I am particularly appalled.

J. Matt said...

Why do you insult the hardworking brain damaged artists?

John said...

jeez, I've seen better works by High schools students. "private collections." Right. Collections owned by his children or pawned off on relatives as Christmas gifts. He makes the "primitive" painters look like Leonardo or Picasso

Madduane said...

Did you see that biopic about him called "Color Me Poo Brown"?

modernemama said...

Deeply sad and yet highly amusing....

Karen Zipdrive said...

Thank you for ridding me of that pesky problem with constipation.

Anonymous said...

Looks like paint-by-numbers. Badly done.

Anonymous said...

Stunning web design, though, if you follow the "Enjoy" link. What a great American.

Anonymous said...

Why oh why did I click on the link? You are one cruel pink pony to subject us to that. I'm almost embarrassed for Paul. If he wasn't responsible for mass human slaughter, I would be.

z7q2 said...

After my aunt had brain surgery part of her rehab was oil painting. One of her pieces is hanging in my mom's house and it is superior to this collection.

But keep trying Paul, practice makes perfect. Try having some brain surgery, it might help.

linusnlucy said...

as a vermonter, i too am offended! everyone knows we put our cheese signs on falling down barns that will last for decades, not some piece of crap ford that will be gone in a matter of months!

Anonymous said...

When Paul Bremer, famed privatizer of public services in Iraq, says these paintings are in a private collection, one could assume this refers to trash collection.

Kathy said...

OMFG! The praise is slathered on Bremer like Cool Whip on Chocolate Jello Pudding. Example:

Post's art critic: "It's "idyllic America" in the tradition of perhaps Andrew Wyeth, Grandma Moses, and Currier and Ives..."

...and:

"He said he has sold a "couple dozen" pieces, and the ones in the Grafton exhibition go for $300 to $500..."

The Post also compares Bremer to W. Churchill.

I'm trying to puzzle out what tools he used to paint this. You know, like- a pallet knife on -uh- burlap? Or finger-painting on newsprint type paper, which comes already wrinkly and yellow. Or perhaps he spit the paint thru a straw, as anthropologists suggest Cro-Magnon man did in their cave paintings.

My blog or website or whatever they're called has some nice photographs, tho I never thought of calling them a "collection".

Anonymous said...

Seriously....some of these things look like the "paint-by-numbers" things I did as a kid!

Anonymous said...

Seeing his paintings, I've just thought of a new use for Thermite! (which his Japanese company actually invented).