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Caricatures and Grotesques

Students from a California high school art class were asked by their teacher to draw the 2008 presidential candidates from memory. The results? A profound reflection of the media‚Äôs role in politics. Looking for a dissertation topic? You’re welcome.

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4 comments for “Caricatures and Grotesques”

  1. awesome. fucking awesome.

    Posted by kelly smelly | October 23, 2008, 2:44 pm
  2. Indeed. I’m particularly fond of Nosferatu Obama (#6), Night Stalker Obama (#8), and John Wayne Gacy McCain (#8).

    Posted by Marcus | October 23, 2008, 6:30 pm
  3. The #8′s (Obama & McCain) remind me of a police sketch of an unknown criminal. It begs me to ask myself if I have seen either of these two and to beware of them. The suspicion here is that the person who drew these does not trust either candidate.

    The #8 Obama looks like a young homosexual black male who might be turning tricks or wanted for a b and e. The #8 McCain is definitely a goddamn pedofile.

    The #7′s interact well together. They are almost “comedy” (Obama) and “tragedy” (McCain). This artist believes that Obama is a sure win.

    #4 Obama is evil hiding behind a big toothed smile. #4 McCain is someone’s fat ass grandpa. (non-threatening and not evil. happy as a fat ass old man with minor dementia could be.)

    #1 Obama looks mostly white. I suspect this to be the art work of someone who believes Obama to be mostly white, perhaps not truly black, even not black enough. Still though, he looks goofy, a definite insult. Very nearly appears “clownish”. The #1 McCain looks like a demented nursing home resident. It almost asks you to wipe its ass or pass him a bed pan.

    Posted by The Shit House Poet | October 29, 2008, 9:07 pm
  4. [...] Likely at around the time Gabbo became the voice of one man’s descent into madness, this dummy went on to become the inspiration for police sketches of Richard Ramirez, the mass delusion known as alien sightings, and evidently childhood portraits of our 44th president. [...]

    Posted by Things That Rhyme With Tummy | Art Good, Hitler Bad. | February 15, 2009, 2:03 pm

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