This curious personage, with four small spindly legs supporting a visage of stunned eyes and a quizzical smirk, or handlebar moustache, offers a satiric take on the work’s grim title. Inspired by a Zuni war god sculpture that Klee saw at an ethnological museum, Mask of Fear(1932) was painted on the eve of Hitler’s assumption of power in Germany.
The two sets of legs suggest that two figures might be supporting, and concealed by, this monumental carnival-style mask, an arrangement that might understood in light of Klee’s assertion that “the mask represents art, and behind it hides man.”
All humor aside (and the video above is a scream!) Hitler isn’t the only one who’s upset. I don’t know anyone who was successful in purchasing tickets to any of Kraftwerk’s upcoming career retrospective series of shows at NYC’s Museum Of Modern Art. At least three other friends besides me (that I’m aware of) were all stuck loitering in a “virtual queue” for 90 minutes until our computers eventually all timed out. What a huge drag.
I try to avoid getting political on this blog, because I am all about The Rock, but Ann Coulter really makes me wish that I had an iron fist so I could smash her stupid face in. The only thing scarier and more vile than this conservative nutjob freakshow are the idiots and morons who think this woman even has the ability to talk sense.
I just read this blurb on Salon.com, which came as no surprise to me, and I thought I’d share: Advertisers bolt from Coulter: After Ann Coulter’s speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, in which she called presidential candidate John Edwards a “faggot,” a number of advertisers have pulled their ads from the pundit’s Web site, according to CNN (watch Coulter’s speech here.). Verizon, Sallie Mae and NetBank all removed their advertising from AnnCoulter.com Monday, saying they weren’t aware their ads were even showing up there until they began receiving complaints from customers, many of them spurred by blogs like DailyKos.com, which posted the contact information for a number of advertisers who appear on Coulter’s site. (CNN)