Inspired by the news story of Michael D'Antuono's long-hidden painting of a crucified Barack Obama finally emerging on the walls of a Boston community college art gallery, Beck set out to make a point about censorship and art and filth and liberals by using his own waste and trace amounts of satire. The segment started with a series of riffs: railing at people who portray nudes, then painting a thong on a print of a Rubens (whom he calls the "butt-crack guy") and adding a sweater and jeans to a Lucian Freud. He mentioned Picasso's Blue period, and carried on for awhile about painting out men's "ding-a-lings." And then Beck deliriously announced that he'd been working on a work of art of his own, "for quite a while — all day."
Ambling over to a tall pedestal, he lovingly cupped his hands around a jar filled with yellow liquid. He announced that he'd been drinking a lot of water all day, that this was a jar of his own urine. He offered that this was his "yellow period," and told us it's "a warm piece of me," again seeming overinterested and excited, fondling the jar with both hands. Then he had an assistant bring him a little plastic figurine. It was a kind of dashboard Obama, maybe in a smock. Beck took the figure between his fingers, held it over the jar, and dropped it into the urine.
However, the little Obama did not sink. The moment was hilarious: Beck tried to push it down a few times, splashing himself in the process. Looking around, he asked for "a stick." He then walked over and got his paintbrush, and tried to submerge the figure a few times. It still floated. Wouldn't go down. Flustered, flummoxed, he announced, "We should have tried this before." Not knowing what to do, he screwed the lid on and christened it "Flobama." He then unveiled a label that had a different title on it, Obama in Pee Pee. The price was $25,000. He announced that if this work were to sell on eBay, he'd do one of Michelle Obama and her "little abs," and put it in a Dos Equis beer bottle. (The auction would be removed by eBay in midstream, though it continued on Beck's own site.)
Glen Beck, Vulture 53 Comments
[12/4/2012 4:12:36 AM]
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