Monday, November 17, 2008

Gooooooooal, Botero!

I wasn’t even sure that Fernando Botero was still alive...but by golly, he’s not only still kickin’, but is kickin’ ass and takin’ names, as they say (just who are they?). My buddy Roger sent me a link to this blog called “WITHIN EMPIRE” with some of the finest, most powerful pictures Botero’s ever made, IMHO. Based on the American tortu-rama at Abu Ghraib. See them here. Not for the kiddies!

[This is not an endorsement of the blog WITHIN EMPIRE, by any stretch. Haven’t had enough chance to check it’s pretty radical thought. They describe themselves thusly: “Critical analysis and deconstruction of both hegemonic and radical ideology, as well as its social, historical, and aesthetic manifestations and implications, all from within the contemporary American-capitalist empire.”]