Saturday

Dick Cheney and George W. Bush

Hanging and drying outside my studio door.
'An Intimate Look at Dick and George'
Oil on gallery Canvas 42" x 30" inches
Currently on display at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus

9 comments:

Ruth said...

Great that it's on display on campus. I wonder if there are any online political art locations you could submit it to. It would be a great New Yorker cover!

John Ackerson said...

A New Yorker cover! What a great idea Ruth! You're right. I'll see if I can submit it there or somewhere else...

John Ackerson said...

Sent it off to the New Yorker unsolicited ....been a few days now...haven't heard back...have a feeling it ended up in file 13 with the rest of the mass volume of unsolicited material they receive, but of course anything in life that has potential to have a very good outcome is worth the effort....maybe I'll try Canada's Macleans's Magazine next or AdBusters or...

C. L. DeMedeiros said...

Chimpanzes must be so offended ...

;)


aWESome work

John Ackerson said...

Yeah, C.L. I know what you mean...I like monkeys and feel badly to be portraying them in this way. ..they deserve so much better... But, I also like frogs, dogs, cats, elephants,zebras,...

Sandy said...

Wow John, I've been catching up here. I really like the style of your latest works!

John Ackerson said...

Thanks Sandy!
I have to admit working from a political caricature point of view does offer you the freedom to express your opinions and especially with regards to current events and so on...

painter girl said...

Hey John,
I came over from Gwen's blog after seeing one of your paintings calling from the side.
Love this work! I hope that you submit it to another magazine. It would be a wonderful cover statement!
Leanne

John Ackerson said...

Hey painter girl!

Love your fun clay characters, and colorful paintings! So much whimsy and joy!

As for Dick and George, I'll have to try another couple of places.

I think it would be a good homage to their leaving office soon - the sooner the better.

All joking aside, in general terms, I think the painting is able to reflect a large public perception of W' and Cheney's personal, and 'professional' relationship.