Fresh Paint
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Tom Lea, Artist
This one is called "The Price"

This is not the one hanging in the White House (which is far less romantic than George had described it at the debate last night).

Tom Lea died January, 2001. He was friends with the "compassionate conservative" George Bush that a lot of other people liked and voted for, because they thought he'd have a friendly "let's not make waves" kind of administration. Kind of easy-going, Texas-barbecue-style. I wonder what he'd think of the monster who invaded Iraq.

PBS Special "They Drew Fire".

Link to Tom Lea Estate.

Coincidentally, an exhibit of Tom Lea's paintings is on display in the Chicago Area, at Cantigny in Wheaton. Here's a link to an article about the travelling show, up through October 20. Apparently Lea's widow is still living. I wonder who she's voting for?

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