Thursday, November 02, 2006

even though the painting is going to hang in south carolina

What The Critic says: While certainly not the first work to champion metastasis, assymetry, topography, decay, multiplicity, and, crucially, mischief in the quadrolinear plane-- and let's not resign the vanguard to mere chronology, for Clobbmann's "Auto-Clobb" did exemplify this alchemy quite potently, and more than twelve years ago-- the "Colbert" is truly, irrefutably, a masterwork: colorist in its flair, theorist in its proclivity, dadaist in its zeitgeist. If there's one painting you buy on eBay this year...--S. Adam LeBaz, Art Critic

the proceeds from it's sale, will benefit a westport based charity (which helps children WORLD wide)

save the children

Restaurant chain pays more than $50,000 for Colbert portrait

By Erin Carlson, Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK --Stephen Colbert is about to be hung. A portrait of the TV satirist, that is.
Chad Walldorf's chain of barbecue restaurants paid $50,605 for the portrait, which "The Colbert Report" sold on e-Bay, with the money going to charity.
The painting hung above the fireplace on the set of the Comedy Central show and depicts a debonair Colbert standing in front of a similar portrait of himself. Colbert announced the winner on Tuesday's show.
Walldorf and his business partners, who oversee 17 Sticky Fingers restaurants throughout the South, intend to mount the portrait in their restaurant in Charleston, S.C., which is Colbert's hometown........
....................Proceeds from the painting will benefit Westport, Conn.-based Save the Children. "We saw it as a way to invest in a great cause while ... doing something that we thought would be fun for our employees and customers," Walldorf said..........

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