Arts High-Cholesterol Abu Ghraib
posted by September 29 at 9:54 AMon
The Art Newspaper reports [via] that Colombian artist Fernando Botero is offering some 80 paintings and drawings based on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal to any US museum willing to show them—but none want to.
Institutional wussiness? I think not. Unfortunately, Botero’s signature cheek-pinching pudginess runs ridiculously, painfully counter to privation …
To cleanse yourself, check out Leon Golub’s bracing interrogation portraits.