Ol’ John Bull may have been the inspiration for, but will never be as fight-ready, as the lean and hungry Uncle Sam.
Archive for September, 2008
Works by Pietro Psaier have appeared at sales all over the world, including several held by Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams, attracting prices of up to £14,000.
They were given added kudos by the claim that Psaier worked in Warhol’s studio, the Factory, and that the pair were friends who collaborated on several pieces.
However, officials at the Andy Warhol Foundation have come forward to say they have never heard of Psaier, and suggested that the whole relationship may have been a hoax.
“Human beings seem to have forgotten that they still need to think how to survive. When mankind is enjoying its development outcomes, its own greed becomes its grave digger. In human society, concealment is definitely not so simple just making oneself safe. The concept of mankind is denied. Saying the existence of human plays a master or proactive role, it would be better to say that as the concept way’s human beings, they are just using their hands to slowly weaken themselves.”
Joseph Todorovitch is a Southern California artist who won both first prize and the peoples choice award at the 2008 Portrait Society of America Conference.
The painting below is entitled Monsieur Montmartre.