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Thread: Grotesque Portrait of Cowen added to National Gallery

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    Default Grotesque Portrait of Cowen added to National Gallery

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    Last Saturday a man added his own original artwork to the walls of the National Gallery's portrait collection. He placed his 'Portait of Brian Cowen' on the wall next to a work depicting Maeve Binchy. It hung for forty minutes, before being removed.

    Portrait of Biran Cowen, 2009, anonymours

    The management proceeded to contact the Gardai. The officers photographed it, and it was subsequently consigned to temporary storage. The CCTV still frames of the man are currently displayed in both cloakrooms, as one would pin up images of dangerous criminals.

    Accounts suggest that the wooden frame was expensive. The quality of the painting itself is high, and indicates that the painter is a full-time artist, and probably a trained one too.

    Being a conservative institution, it is beyond the scope of this organisation to promote anti-establishment art. However this piece represents a step forward in the development of Irish art. By all rights, the work must be handed over to a commercial gallery, or to a private dealer before it is lost to history.
    i saw this guys work at people's gallery on merrion square a few years ago, he does lots of full body grotesque portraits of politicians etc, anybody in the art world would probably know who he is.
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    I didn't need to see Cowens tits. Thanks a lot, you ruined my day.

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    I watched with glee, while your kings and queens, fought for ten decades for the gods they made.

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    The Gardaí were called why exactly?

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    I think the artist is trying to say he's full of shyte.

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    Obviously somebody reported a hole and the Gardaí were looking into it!
    I watched with glee, while your kings and queens, fought for ten decades for the gods they made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Tiger View Post
    I think the artist is trying to say he's full of shyte.
    Yes the toilet roll is a focal point.I wonder what Sister Wendy's interpretation would be.....



    hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlyBird View Post
    Yes the toilet roll is a focal point.I wonder what Sister Wendy's interpretation would be.....



    hmmmm
    She'd probably say, "Who's that fat b*stard with the big t*ts?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostexpectation View Post
    via National Gallery hides art - Indymedia Ireland our very own banksy
    i saw this guys work at people's gallery on merrion square a few years ago, he does lots of full body grotesque portraits of politicians etc, anybody in the art world would probably know who he is.
    So Grotesque now means accurate. Oh how I love the transient nature of the English language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruffalo View Post
    So Grotesque now means accurate. Oh how I love the transient nature of the English language.
    Not a bad painting, though I doubt if Mr. Cowen strips to use the toilet. Maybe if the artist wasn't so bitter, he might have made it past Merrion Square by now.

    Oh, we really need our own Banksy (now there's someone who's really full of sh***)
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