Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sneak Preview of Jon McNaughton's Latest

I know we've been a little hard on acclaimed LDS artist/political theorist Jon McNaughton in the past, but I am pleased to announce that we have made our peace and have, in fact, been granted a sneak preview of his latest work, an update to the acclaimed "One Nation Under Socialism." Fans of McNaughton are aware of his practice of embedding deep symbolism and metaphor in his art, and in that spirit he has added additional symbols to One Nation for your contemplation and enjoyment. See if you can spot them all!

We proudly present, "One Godless Futureless Miserable Nation Under Evil Profane Vampiric Communist Socialism"








7 comments:

  1. The baby crying in the corner is my favorite part. Nicely done, McNaughton.

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  2. (1) Is that the DeLorean from "Back to the Future" engulfed in flames?
    (2) Is that Jasper Johns's "Flag" turned upside down?

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    1. 1. Yes, in representation of our past and future being destroyed and 2. I think so, plus some Photoshop filtering for added contrast.

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  3. Love it! Could have seriously been painted by McNaughton himself.

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  4. I see he's giving understatement a try. I'm just afraid he's going to turn away a lot of the people used to his old style. Perhaps if he would include one of those little pop-up windows where when you mouse over a blatant symbol, he spells it out for you...

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    1. Obama might hold the Communist Manifesto; Reagan would have carried The Five Thousand Year Leap.

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