Gil Vicente Markets His Sociopathic Fantasies


Let me explain the tasteless, poorly executed drawings above. You see, they are high art:

The charcoal drawings by Gil Vicente became a focus of controversy when they went on display at the opening of the Sao Paulo Art Biennial on Saturday.

The former US President George W Bush is shown kneeling on the ground with his wrists bound behind him as Vicente pushes a pistol into his temple.

The Queen faces the onlooker with her hands clasped before her, apparently unaware that the artist is behind her pointing a gun at her back.

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Pope Benedict XVI confronts the assassin with his hands raised, while the Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula de Solva is trussed like a joint of meat with a butcher’s knife at his throat.

Actually, the artist wasn’t trying to express some ineffable abstraction. Vicente admits that he wants these people killed.

The series, called Inimigos (Enemies), is meant to highlight alleged crimes for which the leaders have been directly or indirectly responsible by imagining that they are being made to pay the price.

“Because they kill so many other people, it would be a favour to kill them, understand? Why don’t people in power and in the elite die?” he said.

When a society is too deranged by moonbattery to value talent anymore, shock value must fill the void. This is why the vast majority of modern art is worth less than the materials used to excrete it. However,

The works, hanging in a prominent position in the Biennial exhibition in a hall in Sao Paulo’s main Ibirapuera Park, are valued collectively at $260,000 (£165,000).

No doubt some Sean Penn type in Hollyweird, eager to find something cutting edge to fill up his mansion, is reaching for his checkbook.

On tips from B1BBET and J. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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