Art For Obama
September 28, 2008 11:17 AM   Subscribe

This post was deleted for the following reason: I know this must have taken a lot of work to put together, but political fundraisery stuff is not a great fit for the front page, and it sounds like you may have ended up with a more-is-less effect with the exhaustive list of artists besides. -- cortex



 
Might just be my dumb luck, but the first pic I clicked on at random was a woman wearing nothing but ruffled underwear bent over a chair, and the second appeared to be a portrait of a real doll.
The rest are far more standard fare, but I can just see those two running on Fox News being presented as though the campaign had selected them.
posted by Kellydamnit at 11:29 AM on September 28, 2008


The majority of these are awful.

Like, HI, I have crap art but if I say it's for Obama I can sell it and then tell people I sold it

Really, boo
posted by sondrialiac at 11:33 AM on September 28, 2008


Oh but it's not your fault--good link
posted by sondrialiac at 11:34 AM on September 28, 2008


dreadful.
posted by billybobtoo at 11:36 AM on September 28, 2008


So how exactly does this work, given that the contribution limit is $2300? Do the artists give $2300 worth of art, and then someone can pay up to $4600 for it?
posted by smackfu at 11:42 AM on September 28, 2008


That has to be one of the most soullous collection of artwork I have ever seen, and I dig the weird avant guard stuff other people bitch about...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 11:59 AM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Obama financed by sick serial killer/terrorist art!"

And that was the first click... and yeah I love modern art too
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:07 PM on September 28, 2008


Wait a minute, there's a political fundraiser for a politician?! Metafilter, you truly are the best of the web! God bless you!
posted by mattholomew at 12:13 PM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


ur doin it wrong
posted by empath at 12:17 PM on September 28, 2008


Interesting. My friend and I had a similar idea, but instead of art, blowjobs (receiving end). For every blowjob provided, we'll donate $100 to his campaign. Win/win, right?
posted by rbf1138 at 12:29 PM on September 28, 2008


This is kinda like when I pick up the occasional book and it's so horrible it's inspiring, in an "Hey, I could do better than this!" kinda way.

otoh, there were a few I liked, but the wheat/chaff ratio is way off, here.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 12:39 PM on September 28, 2008


Wait a minute, there's a political fundraiser for a politician?! Metafilter, you truly are the best of the web! God bless you!

I was going to make an incredibly original and hilarious Pepsi Blue State joke, but I made at least one in the past week already. In the context of this post - heck, in the context of the site linked to - the art is notable solely because buying it will benefit Obama.

This is basically spam.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:43 PM on September 28, 2008


Hmm, let me amend that slightly. I had for whatever reason avoided the stuff posted previously. Good choices there. I like that stuff in significantly higher proportion.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 12:47 PM on September 28, 2008


Yeah, what Alvy said (excepting the stuff that was notable without the gimmick). If I were a bland photographer looking to sell my stuff, I'd jump on a promo like this, too.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 12:49 PM on September 28, 2008


I thought this was going to be an endorsement from Art Garfunkel. Or Art Donovan. But it's worse.
posted by wendell at 12:59 PM on September 28, 2008


Art for McCain
posted by maryh at 1:10 PM on September 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


Well, I'm no art critic, just a normal dude. But I wouldn't hang too many of those in *my* house. Good cause, good idea...but (for the most part) shitty art.
posted by jamstigator at 1:22 PM on September 28, 2008


I'm an Obama supporter, and I wasn't even planning to click on any of those. This is NOT the place to tout political fund raisers, for EITHER side. And, after reading the responses, I'm glad I didn't waste my time...

This isn't content, this is advertising.
posted by HuronBob at 1:24 PM on September 28, 2008


oops... in reading my post I think I came across harsher than intended.... sorry..
I someone wants to delete that, it would be fine with me...
posted by HuronBob at 1:30 PM on September 28, 2008


I must be completely out of touch. Does nobody paint or sculpt anymore? Are people seriously selling inkjet prints for thousands of dollars?
posted by lysdexic at 1:39 PM on September 28, 2008


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