Thursday, May 19, 2005

Pushing the envelope - Michael Hernandez de Luna.

Last Sunday the Washington Post ran an interesting story about artist Michael Hernandez de Luna.

To quote the Post, "Here's what he does: He makes fake stamps, puts them on envelopes and drops the envelopes in the mail. One stamp features an image of President Bush's face between spread buttocks cheeks. Another showed a stained blue dress labeled 'Property of Monica Lewinsky.' A third showed obese fast-food-fed Barbie dolls."

What's even more incredible, according to de Luna, "About 40 percent of the time ... the Postal Service cancels the stamps and delivers the mail."

Apparently he's the same guy who curated an art show at Columbia College in Chicago last April which was "raided" by the US Secret Service. Artists from 11 countries created stamps to portray their definition of "evil." One of the images, by Chicagoan Al Brandtner, showed the president with a gun to his head and the words "Patriot Act."

To read the complete article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 10:43 PM