Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Quote of the day

Robert Colescott, an American figurative painter whose garishly powerful canvases lampooned racial and sexual stereotypes with rakish imagery, lurid colors and almost tangible glee, died Thursday at his home in Tucson. He was 83.

Though the obit itself is fun and interesting, I'm particularly drawn to the adorable parallelism ending with "tangible glee." Another great band name in the making.

His painting "George Washington Carver crossing the Delaware" is below.

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