Guernica
November 24, 2004 1:04 AM   Subscribe

As a brutal civil war ravages the NBA, loyalist forces are under attack from a fascist coup led by Generalissimo David Stern. Stern promises prosperity and stability to the people of Indiana. [Special thanks to this guy.]
posted by Civil_Disobedient (17 comments total)

 
Thanks to sophie for showing me this!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:04 AM on November 24, 2004


picassimo!
posted by 31d1 at 2:05 AM on November 24, 2004


I'm just a tad over seeing parodies of Picasso's work. I'm certain many more are to come; though wouldn't an original work concerning the Artest riot be much more humorous? All well and good, I get it, but the whole thing just seems done to death.

Maybe expecting a photorealistic oil painting of Artest and Wallace descending from the heaven's with a legion of NBA stars to lay waste upon the poor soul's of earth for one mortal's indiscretion is hoping for a bit too much. But I think that would be funnier.

Still, okay.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 3:55 AM on November 24, 2004


I don't get it. I mean, I can see that this work is about the anguish of war, but how did a bull get into an NBA arena? That's just nuts.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:57 AM on November 24, 2004


Oh, and while I'm here, Wallace and Artest would be surrounded in nimbus and carrying artifacts symbolizing the four fundemental forces of nature.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 3:59 AM on November 24, 2004


that's funny
posted by pyramid termite at 4:28 AM on November 24, 2004


One of the finest pieces of Photoshopping I've ever seen, but it makes me a little sad to see one of the finest pieces of political art of the 20th century used in this way.
posted by By The Grace of God at 5:31 AM on November 24, 2004


That was the cover to my High School History Textbook, well, minus Artest. I spent many a day trying to figure out what the foop was transpiring on the front and back covers.
posted by hughbot at 6:54 AM on November 24, 2004


Thanks for the links, BTGOG. Informative for folks who (like me) know too little about art.
posted by footballrabi at 7:14 AM on November 24, 2004


"That was the cover to my High School History Textbook, well, minus Artest. I spent many a day trying to figure out what the foop was transpiring on the front and back covers.
posted by hughbot"

So, while slacking and trying not to learn anything, you were actively thinking for yourself? Those cagey textbook manufactures, they're tricky alright. I'd suggest that if they have Oscars for high school history text writers, who ever did yours should have won that year.
posted by Keith Talent at 7:50 AM on November 24, 2004


Yeah, this just ... isn't that clever, and the "Guernica" thing has been overdone.

However, it HAS been done brilliantly, and I'm thinking of something I can't find online: Bill Griffith's Zippy-the-Pinheadified take on the painting, which uses icons from 1950s domestic cartoons. (It's on p.210 of "From A to Zippy.") If you know what I'm talking about, can you find this somewheres on the internets?
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:16 AM on November 24, 2004


/me laughs

/me laughs at all the anal-retentive folks in the thread
posted by angry modem at 8:53 AM on November 24, 2004


You all are a bunch of snooty assholes.

And I mean that in the best way possible.

I don't think I ever want to be a "tad over something" in my life. You know, if your going to be over something, dive in with the gusto, grab it by the oh shit handles and scream at it.

"I'm over you, you are so yesterday!"
posted by PissOnYourParade at 10:15 AM on November 24, 2004


<face-palm />...shaking my head, sadly....

I'll tell you what I'm "over" -- I'm over the outrage at that Pistons-Pacers brawl. I was over it before I heard of it, and I'm twice as over it now.

Anyway, I think this is pretty goshdarn clever, and a cool piece of photoshopping, to boot. And I have to wonder if Picasso wouldn't think it was pretty funny, too. (Though maybe not -- you never know...)
posted by lodurr at 11:02 AM on November 24, 2004


Aubernica is seriously lacking a CUP OF ICE.
posted by car_bomb at 11:44 AM on November 24, 2004


I don't think I ever want to be a "tad over something" in my life. You know, if your going to be over something, dive in with the gusto, grab it by the oh shit handles and scream at it.

PissOnYourParade is on point.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 4:12 PM on November 24, 2004


At first quick glance I thought PissOnYourParade was PissOnYourPrado -- funny that. (Yes, I know that the Guernica is not at the Prado but the nearby Reina SofĂ­a.)
posted by Dick Paris at 5:05 PM on November 24, 2004


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