Painting of teens partying with Morrissey

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  1. redsquares says:

    I’m all for slacker art. I’m one myself. But things like this are the exact reason I push myself so hard to learn how to imitate reality…

    Think how amazing this would be as a realist painting…

  2. johnofjack says:

    It’s actually Henry Spencer.

  3. andyhavens says:

    What bugs me is that the phone that the “teen” on the right is talking into has only part of a cord, and no actual phone. That’s just odd or sloppy.

    Also, in NY, we drank Gennessey Cream Ale instead of Rolling Rock. Their old tag line was, “The taste of the great outdoors in a glass.” Yes. It tastes as bad as dirt, grass, bugs, cat poop and tarmac.

    But we drank it. And were glad.

  4. chakradiva says:

    In regard to questions of verisimilitude, would Morrisey wear a double breasted jacket? If he did, would he choose a dull pink one? I very much doubt it.

  5. Cowicide says:

    I once partied with Morrissey’s chopped-off dick back in 1982

  6. Matt says:

    Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

  7. Brett Burton says:

    Morrissey’s ego would never have allowed this supposed event to happen. Also, as has been said before, this looks like clip art. Weak concept, poor execution. Inserting a celebrity into your bad art doesn’t somehow make it genius.

  8. apoxia says:

    @ andyhavens

    My interpretation of the phone is that it is sitting on a low table on the other side of the sofa and you can only see the part pulled over the top of the sofa by the girl. I doubt the artist simply forgot to paint in the rest of the phone.

  9. Phikus says:

    Nosehat: FTMFW! XD

  10. nosehat says:

    Looks more like an “MS-Paint-ing” than a “painting” to me. But what do I know?

  11. Pantograph says:

    Is Morrisey about to be executed? It appears that he is kneeling in front of the couch with his hands tied behind his back.

  12. dd528 says:

    Well Derek, I think it’s wonderful, whatever all these other people say. And I have never met a European who liked Rolling Rock beer. It is barely even beer. It’s about half a step above fizzy water.

  13. Quothz says:

    My favorite part is the girl wearing a swimsuit. In the autumn. In Ohio. Everything else about it is tied for “least favorite”.

  14. mstoddard says:

    To the artist: wonderful idea, now you know where you’re going. Take it further.

  15. choxielove says:

    Phikus – only if you were wearing nothing BUT a pink double breasted jacket

  16. danback says:

    morrissey did not tour the usa in 1994

  17. Phikus says:

    *Gets a room*

  18. teufelsdroch says:

    WILL NOT PUT OVER SOFAAAAAAAAAAAA

  19. historyman68 says:

    congratulations, you saw through the lies
    seriously, look at the rest of the pictures in the set!

  20. Phikus says:

    Danback: What other pictures in the set? I see no linkage.

    Choxielove, care to set the record straight?

  21. danback says:

    just sayin, if you are gonna make up a funny back-story you could at least base it in some type of truth.

    seen mozzer 19 times since 1992! im a loser!

  22. Anonymous says:

    “just sayin, if you are gonna make up a funny back-story you could at least base it in some type of truth.”

    To this I will simply reply: NO, YOU ARE WRONG.

    Derek Erdman

  23. Anonymous says:

    Idea = AWESOME

    Execution = slightly less awesome

    I usually like it when artists remix vintage clip-art into new work (and I recognize the lady on the right from a vintage clip-art collection I own) but the inconsistent line weights in this painting really bother me, not to mention the fact that the perspectives of the couch and coffee table don’t match.

    I apologize in advance for being a critical asshole. It is an unfortunate result of having gone to one of the many ridiculously overpriced art schools in America where I spent 4 years learning that everything anyone has ever done is horrible and can easily be torn apart by a bitter professor who didn’t get his morning cup of coffee.

  24. Phikus says:

    Danbeck: Sorry, that should have been directed at Historyman68. I’m lookin’ for more pictures in this set. (How did I lose track with only two comments?)

  25. Anonymous says:

    I wish it was true.

  26. choxielove says:

    Phikus – I care to tell you I am madly in love with you!
    Morrissey, however, does come in a close second.

    and hellz yeah he would wear a pink double breasted jacket!

  27. Roach says:

    It’s just another current art piece that has nothing going for it other than a gimmick. The juxtaposition is very funny.

    Now what?

  28. Phikus says:

    Choxielove: Would you still love me even if I wore a pink double-breasted jacket?

  29. Anonymous says:

    Is this really a painting? It says acrylic on wood, but the image above sure doesn’t look like acrylic on wood. Does he plan his images on the computer first?

  30. folkclarinet says:

    Rolling Rock _is_ crap. It’s what teenagers in OH drink for beer. Teenager beer tastes=ICK…

  31. phillamb168 says:

    Who is Morrissey?

  32. nosehat says:

    @#23Pantograph:

    Is Morrisey about to be executed? It appears that he is kneeling in front of the couch with his hands tied behind his back.

    Actually, he’s sinking knee-deep in a hole that’s forming under his feet. Furthermore, the flooring is made of some kind of elastic material which is slowly pulling the furniture down into the hole too. This is why the couch is tilted slightly forward and the table tilted slightly back.

    Perhaps the artist finds Morrissey so awesome that he believes him capable of creating black holes of cool in peoples’ living rooms. Perhaps the black hole’s time-dilation effect explains why the “teens” look older than teens, and why they appear to be from an earlier era than the 1990s? The disappearing phone chord indicates the event horizon, beyond which communication is impossible.

    I’m liking this picture a lot more now.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Oh my God, you people are so uptight.
    Chill, dudes, chill. Chill.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I know the artist – he made a portrait of Ol’ Dirty Bastard for me. I think it’s just wonderful and everybody comments on it when they walk into my living room.

  35. nealpolitan says:

    Hey, I like Rolling Rock…

  36. nehpetsE says:

    #10
    Whats wrong with a beer that tastes good to teenagers?

    When i was 14 i had great time drinking Rolling Rock out in the woods.

    Do you begrudge be me those good times?

    (yes i am originally from Ohio btw)

  37. Anonymous says:

    I’m disturbed. This woman on the phone does not look like a teenager to me. And whom is she calling anyway? And why is that bong so clean? Also, I doubt that Morrisey would go to some house in Ohio where people eat meat. Obviously, the females in this painting are not vegetarians. You can tell. Don’t kid yourself, okay?

    Aside from these concerns, I am totally blown away. A nerve has been struck, big time. I love Morrisey and Ohio and teens more than anything. I am not alone.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I like it and love Moz, so there..

  39. Derek Erdman says:

    “Also, as has been said before, this looks like clip art. Weak concept, poor execution. Inserting a celebrity into your bad art doesn’t somehow make it genius.”

    You can say that again!

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