as abstract as a burnt Jew cookie

…She says it brings her joy


  1. logdogsmith
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm |

    Oh schnapp.

  2. Brad
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm |

    If I had intended to paint a picture of a wtc tower collapse, it would not look as much like a colapsing tower as that painting does.

    Abstract my ass.

  3. LLoyd
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm |

    I’m glad was was stupid enough to have it photographed so people of all the families as well as millions of of others in this country can ask that bitch to go the f**k back to England.

    And from the look of that ‘recreation’ room I’m betting there’s a few bongs in there somewhere. Who the hell ever decorated that place.

  4. Hopefulone
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 3:33 am |

    From her linked interview:

    “7. Always on Her: Gold bracelets, bangles from Iran and other parts of the Middle East.”
    So is that where her loyalties are? She just sponges off civilized countries to pay for her habits.

    “20. Misconception About TV News: People think it is for dummies and is unsubstantial.”
    “Think?” Know. (See Q. 32, below.)

    “31. Last Book She Read: There’s the last book I read, and then there’s the last book I want to tell you I read.”

    “32. Pet Peeve About TV News: When bosses believe the American people are too stupid or too uninterested to focus on substance and therefore pander to sensationalism. “
    See Q. 20.

  5. Posted August 10, 2011 at 7:27 am |

    Here’s her painting slightly adjusted for perspective…and the more specific image that I think was the inspiration.

    Other than sticking the two side by side, I haven’t altered the images in any way.

  6. bigviking
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 7:48 am |

    IMHO….I am sick to death of being told my news by a snobbish, pratt from GB. Didn’t we kick their asses out in 1777 and in 1814 (warning: dates might be a little off). If I am going to be lorded over and made fun of on the news, let it be by an American. The others don’t have the right to say spit.
    I think Ms. Amanipour needs someone to fly a plane up her ass and see if it “gives her joy”.

  7. PunkyD
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:06 am |

    Holy sh!t….that absolutely threw me off my chair. Dang….

  8. Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:13 am |

    Only someone Above the Fray, who crawled out from under a rock, could adorn their effing living room with a portrait of death like that.

    That ain’t art.

  9. Snuffy Smith
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:25 am |

    Bitch. Get the f*ck out of my country.

  10. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:44 am |

    Ah, yes, the courage of the left-winger:
    To stand in the middle of the hated Great Satan’s metropolis, surrounded by their decadence and luxury and pampered, Earth-destroying lives, with squalor and crime and oppression only guarded stories and blocks away.
    To show personal courage, exhibiting no fear of “the man” or the capitalists’ chains in a place where there is no danger in that.
    To parade one’s withitivity by hanging a peasant’s work, one’s patronage giving it the title of art.

    Sorry, Ms A, you cannot ennoble your mind by sticking your finger in my eye.

  11. bigviking
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:52 am |




  12. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 11:36 am |

    ^ bigv,
    Wellp … they got their dictionary, an’ I got mine.
    (What? Yeah, prob’ly should’a gone with “withitivitiness.”)

  13. Sigivald
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 10:59 am |

    An image search for the artist suggests a lot of vertical themes with crap on top. Trees, we call them. It also suggests no ideological content to speak of in any of her work that I can find.

    Sorry, not buying the “it’s the twin towers because Iran and because Amanpour badmans!” line – I know I never would have suspected “z0mg twin towerz!” without the linked blogger’s juxtaposition and command to see that in the painting.

    I’m on the “no, it’s just abstract” side until actual evidence to the contrary comes to mind.

    As evidence, see here. And here.

    (Further context, the rest of that gallery is here, and there are lots more web results for her. Unsurprisingly.)

    Notice the similarity between those paintings and the “Evil Twin Towers Memorial Islamic Ickiness” on Amanpour’s wall.

    Notice that they’re VERY SIMILAR; tall and thin orange things with junk up top. And that the first one I linked to is… a tree. (Notice the background? And look at the rest of her catalogue and it’s pretty obvious that it’s an abstract expressionist… tree. Not the Twin Towers.)

    I blame source blogger for Seeing What He Wanted To See. Which, to be fair, abstract impressionism kinda encourages.

    But I can’t make myself pass the giggle test trying to believe that’s a painting of the 9/11 attacks, so both the artist and Amanpour get a pass on this one.

  14. SondraK, naughty naughty bad wingnut
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 11:33 am |

    Yep, clearly it’s a TREE. With a square orange trunk. The twin towers weren’t ORANGE. DUH! Why didn’t WE see that???????????????

  15. SondraK, naughty naughty bad wingnut
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 11:35 am |

    It’s a CARROT, PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Posted August 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm |

    if you look at the comments from the interview you can see that the correlation with the towers was made over a year ago, without any juxtaposition. I will however concede that may not have been the intent of the artist, however many on the left insist that we most avoid even the appearance of anything that may offend others that I feel justified in pointing out an appearance that offends me, and her painting.