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I don’t remember HER from the revolution!

January 4, 2010

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Comrade Johnson, thank you for coming in. We have just a few questions before we renew your license to paint revolutionary Communist heroes.

We’ve dropped by your workshop, and most of your portraits are very nice. Good job on Deng and Mao. Very inspiring…

street art crop260Um, that brings us to some of your other paintings, which don’t seem to depict immediately-recognizable heroes of the revolution.

This young lady in the top row, for instance, doesn’t show up in our archives of revolutionary leaders. Her uniform is no help because she isn’t wearing one. So naturally, we are wondering why you display her alongside noted and revered leaders.

Ah, I see. This year you sold NO paintings of Deng or Mao, and sixty-four MILLION paintings of this young lady? Very interesting.

No, no, don’t stop painting her, it sounds like people admire her very much. Perhaps you could paint her in a Mao jacket? Ah, I see. Well, you know, we had to ask…

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A folk artist paints at his workshop in the Dafen village on the outskirts of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, December 24, 2009. The village, covering 400,000 square meters originally had just 300 villagers, currently has nearly 10,000 painters and more than 800 galleries. It has become a major exporting base for the world’s oil paintings, mostly imitations of famous Western paintings, taking 40 percent of the world’s market, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/StringerREUTERS/Stringer

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Maybe she’s a ‘friend’ of Mao and/or Deng? Another one of Tiger’s girlfriends??

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

Nah don’t read too much into it. There is a simple reason. Men, myself included, like boobies. A lot. There is nothing more to it than that.

Not sure if that is appropriate to say in this forum. It’s the truth though. :o p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

There you go fulfilling the guys’ demands!! Where is my shoe blog????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Shra, I presume you already know this, but this blog DOES have a SHOE tag, so it’s like having your own little shoe blog: http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/ta g/shoes/

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

you censor photos but not paintings?

Posted by SkimpyDog | Report as abusive
 

MUGS!

It had to be said.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive
 

Imma let you finish that comment but…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Cause photos can be indecent. Paintings are just art.

Of course, then you end up with scarring images like Sister Wendy talking about Botticelli’s paintings.

Posted by ChristonJP | Report as abusive
 

Arrrrggghhhh! C’mon BG, did we have to start off with the “Imma” quote?

And I was just going to compliment you on your revolutionary art taste. Well, I’ll still compliment you. I agree with LMR, but I have to put NICE in front of the mugs.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

This particular blog has NO shoes init! Just Mugs… small and perky ones..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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