Your art is ÜBER, Goober!
Today, I’m wondering what the frick paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler are doing on the auction block.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think art can only be good if the artist passes some morality test, but this strikes me as being absurd beyond belief. Sadly, I sat by in silence when they auctioned stuff like:
- Pol Pot’s Hummel figurines
- Vlad the Impaler’s fondue forks
- A Barbie coloring book badly filled in by Idi Amin
- Caligula’s baseball mitt
- Patio furniture hand-crafted by Stalin
But this Hitler thing is just too much. I mean, where does a conversation go after…
“Hey, that’s a real nice painting over your sofa there, Herb.”
“Thanks. Yeah, it’s an original Hitler. He only painted early in life, because then I think he went on to do other stuff…”
Above: Signature detail is seen in Birtley, Shropshire, western England, April 15, 2009. A selection of paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler will be auctioned by Mullock’s auctioneers on April 23 at Ludlow Racecourse in Shropshire.
Below: Paintings attributed to Hitler.
REUTERS photos by Stephen Hird