The gauntlet has been thrown, the faces have been besmirched with soft, white gloves, the noses have been pinched and the spit has flown both ways. And now, Glenn Beck (oh, he does present so much material doesn’t he? It’s a terrible thing to talk about him, but it’s so enjoyable, he is the living embodiment of Howard Beale…just wait until he starts preaching, “We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies…The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business.”
Jerry Saltz, senior art critic of New York Magazine, challenged Beck to host two art shows, after his recent guide to New York communist art by free association, and you know he’ll do it. You know it, I know it and presumably he knew it two weeks ago, since he and FOXNews do a pretty good job of being two steps ahead.
Here’s Beck’s segment by the way, in case you haven’t seen it yet. And if you have, look at it again, and carefully analyze his natural showmanship, his gestures, the triumphant echo of his voice on the stage…the man is a born Pied Piper.
Now just what sort of art should Beck include in his own shows?
A gallery of U.S. Agent’s best moments, since the classic Captain America is too much of a wuss and the current Captain America, while an avid gunman, was brainwashed by commies at one point.
A depiction or two of the aftermath of universal health care would fit quite nicely.
This piece from Rothko, which obviously symbolizes the plight of the true American (embodied by the deep, heartland red in the center) who are always boxed in by the light, more frail, less hardy liberal fascists and separated from their true countrymen (who are currently at Wal-Mart and a bit out of reach). The more feathered edges of the liberal box also represents their lack of backbone, and what’s that in the middle of the liberal square? Oh, the true heart of America, the Republican party (or really just Beck, who never really seems to praise anything anyone does).
And what art show would be complete without a self-portrait?