Friday, October 28, 2011

Herman Cain Nude Pizza Painting Art Auction

Herman Cain pizza nude top

Herman Cain pizza nude bottom

This painting is a diptych, that is, a series of two paintings which as a set compose one single painting. In antiquity, a diptych was a polyptych connected with a hinge. In this piece the hinge exists in the space between the two images; that is-the CAIN which is presented above the traditional border of portraiture, and that which exists below and therefore in the imagination-the true body of the subject. This is also the seperation between the traditional role of the politician as a tested child of favor and the revolutionary and continued success of a sudden representative from the merchant class.

Here, CAIN's most private areas are concealed with three slices of delicious pizza. This is a reference to the fact that the CAIN personhood is mostly defined by his persona as a CEO. The good name that CAIN has embellished upon Godfather's Pizza is a direct result (as any head salesman would attest) of the 'people' who comprise the hidden face of such an organization.

There is an alluded fourth of slice of pizza; the hairpie of CAIN's chest. This artificially shaped representation of his masculinity, his bravado, rests behind the two upmost slices of pizza and seemingly supports them, or perhaps visa-vi. Here is the visual hinge between CAIN's anger which is barely concealed behind a pitch of positivity (his very body produces both heat and cold) and the nakedness which exists close below and which CAIN is even now beginning to consume. Surely CAIN is hungry and must eat. Will any pizza remain come November 2012?

The Cain Diptych is available as an auction item on Ebay.  The current bid for the set is $13.63.

Herman Cain Pizza Lover's Diptych - Ebay Art Auction

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Barack Obama Nude On A Unicorn, Bob Dylan, And Muammar Gadaffi

A painting of Muammar Gadaffi, Bob Dylan, and Barack Obama nude on a unicorn which I call Obama Unicorn Odyssey Dawn -

a painting of Barack Obama nude on a unicorn, with Bob Dylan, Muammar Gaddafi, and Penelope the unicorn

I actually painted this a few months ago, but I thought I would repost the image and add an extrapolation in light of recent events.

The idealistic anti-war left represented by the 'Blonde On Blonde' era Dylan does not know what to make of Obama's continuing faith in The Military Option, but is willing to harmonize with the President's continuing successes by aiming the rhetorical weapon downwards. The 1966 Dylan reference alludes to the Vietnam War in a period of flux between the optimism of Kennedy's Camelot and the desperation of the Nixon White House, a time of prolonged uncertainty similar to the American military actions in both Iraq and Afghanistan today. Obama's unicorn Penelope (symbolic of either HOPE or the Anglo electoral majority) is here on the side of the young Dylan, who was himself perceived by the media as an icon of the political left when in fact he harbored strong conservative personal leanings which he hid behind a persona of aloofness. Penelope is playing Dylan's harmonica, choosing not to see and referencing the harmonica-heavy 'Just Like A Woman' (Just Like A Liberal) a song which seemingly alludes on the surface to a transsexual affair but which on a baser level hints at Dylan's coming purposeful retreat from iconic media stature, aware that it was he who was in fact acting in the role of the deceptive lover.

The central figure in the painting is Obama himself, striking a traditional Marian Co-redemptrix pose, his foot on the body of the snake while he beheads the serpent and releases the promised 'seed' (oil)-

'And I will put enmity between you and the woman
and between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
and you shall bruise Him on the heel.' (Genesis 3:15)

If the opposite side of this painting could be viewed Obama would be seen with breasts and a vagina. Prodeny of the electorate, he as President represents the eternal Mother of the military. It is only correct that in this feminine role, while taunting the Libyan leader with his perfect unattainable buttocks, that he should act as both judge and castrator of the flamboyant dictator. Having removed from Gadaffi the source of his power and prowess, only Obama's heel holds him in the frame. Gadaffi is dressed in green because I thought the painting needed more green.

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Few Erotic Male Nude Paintings Ebay Auction

Painted a copy of my Coffee Nude painting for Arthur-

male nude with coffee

-but I have a difficult time painting a copy of anything I've painted before.  Trying to do so resulted in two paintings. The first try was a failure and so I put it aside.  The second captured the spirit of the original-

coffee in the kitchen nude painting

-I then returned to the first try and reworked it in blue tones-

blue coffee male nude

I think this is the better painting even though it's quite different than what Arthur originally requested.  I've taken the chance that he'll agree, and have placed the second full color coffee nude up for auction on Ebay.

I've been painting quite a few nudes lately, including three new erotic male nudes that you can find listed in the Adult category on Ebay.  You will need to be a verified member to view these listings. Direct links are-

Erotic Male Nude 1 - Ebay Adult Buy-It_Now

Erotic Male Nude 2 - Ebay Adult Buy-It_Now

Erotic Male Nude 3 - Ebay Adult Buy-It_Now

An article and interview regarding my male nudes will appear in a future issue of Art Of Man magazine.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Blueberry Kitty Pancake Painting

blueberry kitty pancake painting

A painting of a cat with a blueberry pancake on top of her head.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Primo Levi Twittering With Nixon In Ear Tribute Painting

A portrait of Italian chemist and Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi twittering with Richard Nixon in his ear-

Primo Levi tribute painting

Primo Levi is pictured against a red and gold background; the gold behind representing the sepia-toned idyllic youth of his Italian childhood with the red representing both the vitality of his coming accomplishments and the conflict of a world at war. Richard Nixon, emerging from his thoughts, is symbolic of the fact that Primo, like Nixon, was haunted by memory and sought to come to terms with his earlier political trauma with globally achieved personal narrative authorship.

The 21,668 number is a reference to great American League baseball player Jimmy Foxx, who also fought personal challenges and adversity during World War II. Jimmy Foxx was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1992 film A League Of Their Own. Jimmy Foxx was born in Sudlersville, Maryland, which has the zip code of 21668. It is also an allusion to the fact that Primo Levi continued to speak proliferously regarding his loss of freedom ( as seen in the mangled 'Twitter' bird icons) and makes the statement that Mr. Levi would make good use of that form of communication today.

Primo Levi Nixon Twitter Tribute Painting - Ebay Art Auction

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Greta The Kitten No Kill Shelter Cat Pancake Portrait

I've painted a few cat pancake portraits entirely from my imagination recently, so I thought I'd swing back in the opposite direction and paint a cat from a photo.

Greta was recently adopted from the San Diego Cats no-kill non-profit animal shelter before I had the opportunity to complete her promotional painting-


Greta The Kitten No Kill Animal Shelter Cat Pancake Portrait - Ebay Art Auction

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Eclipse Bandaid Kitty Pancake Painting

A painting of a cat with a pancake on his head. There's a lunar eclipse in the background, and the pancake features butter in a shape that suggests a bandaid. The latter is probably because I began the painting while receiving my third round of rabies shots, which, for some reason, is taking place in the pediatric ward of a hospital so they always give me these colorful and fun bandaids to wear.

eclipse bandaid kitty pancake

The thumbnail on the Ebay auction shows the pre-revised image. This is a much nicer painting of a cat with a pancake on his head now.

Eclipse Bandaid Kitty Pancake Painting - Ebay Art Auction

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Damien Hirst Dead With A Pancake On Top Of His Head Art Auction

The first painting in my online 'Art Basel With A Pancake On Its Head' show. A portrait of British artist Damien Hirst dead in a formaldehyde filled vitrine and with a pancake on top of his head-

Damien Hirst Death Pancake

Damien Hirst Death Pancake - Ebay Art Auction

Tabby Cat Pancakes Painting

A painting of an orange tabby cat with pancakes on its head-

tabby cat kitty pancake painting

Tabby Cat Pancakes - Ebay Art Auction

Welcome to the 'Art Basel With A Pancake On Its Head' Show

The walls are currently white and bare, but soon they will be filled with painted surfaces. 

The name of the show is Art Basel With A Pancake On Its Head. 

This is the same show I was invited to hold at a Miami Beach gallery during Art Basel.  I removed my original post announcing the show from this blog, but not the Facebook post. 

On with the show.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Barack Obama Syrup Island Pancake

A painting of President Barack Obama with a pancake on his head.  The pancake has a small island of butter and syrup isolated in the center -
obama syrup island pancake painting

Obama Syrup Island Pancake Painting - Ebay Art Auction

Occupy Wall Street Bank Death Skull Pancake Painting Art Auction

A painting that I call Occupy Wall Street Bank Death Skull Pancake-

occupy wall street bank death skull pancake painting

The skull is composed of parts of the Citibank, Chase, Bank Of America, and Wells Fargo corporate logos. The pancake is composed of flour, water, butter, and syrup.

Occupy Wall Street Bank Death Skull Pancake Painting - Ebay Art Auction

Monday, October 03, 2011

Oh, Rabies Shots

I'm having a hard time concentrating as a result of the series of rabies shots I'm currently receiving following an encounter I had with a bat last week, but I'm forging ahead with painting anyway.

A Painting Of A Gray Cat With A Pancake On Its Head

A painting of a gray cat with a pancake on its head-

gray cat pancake painting

-largely how I feel after my second rabies shot.

Gray Cat Pancake Painting - Ebay Art Auction

T Pancake Butt Painting

A painting of a butt with a pancake on top-

t pancake butt painting

T Butt Pancake Painting - Ebay Art Auction