Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
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What Will Those Crazy Danish Artists Think Of Next?

hitlerbaby250Man, Danish artists seem really intent on pissing off the rest of the world. With a jihad still very much in effect for all those cartoons of Muhammad, photographer Nina Maria Kleivan has decided to shock in a different direction. As Haaretz reports, "When Kleivan gave birth to Faustina, her second child, serious pelvic joint pain kept her in hospital for two months, then captive at home in a wheelchair for another four months. Bored out her mind and incapable of accessing her studio, she found a canvas in her newborn daughter. She began sewing small costumes using items at hand, dressing her child up as the worst dictators of recent history, and photographing the results. First was Stalin; Hitler was the last."

A slide show is here.

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oudemia (#177)

When the kid gets a little bigger, maybe Gary Simmons can loan her "6X."
(This would work better if I could find a pic. Oh well.)

Zack (#2,609)

Someone just got an idea on how to get his "art" back into the New Museum.

oudemia (#177)

Also, the Idi Amin is pretty fucking cute. Sorry!

HiredGoons (#603)

Ohmygod that Pinochet is daaaaaaaarling!

Milosevic is just a suit and tie – can be stand in for Bush.

Gabriel Bell (#4,012)

Um – how could you pass up a good "Hitler Youth" pun?

garge (#736)

How lucky! Not everyone has the chance to capture baby's first fascist salute for posterity.

NinetyNine (#98)

Because she was Dutch, how many of you were expecting a GWB to slide on in there? AMIRITE?

oudemia (#177)

Danish! Coalition of the Willing!

fogelmania (#1,675)

The Onion did a variation on this several years ago, to much better effect: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/34766

el smrtmnky (#986)

i would have loved a Pol Pot in a flower pot as an eff you to Anne Geddes.

Bittersweet (#765)

I'm still kinda stuck on 'Faustina'…

mickeyitaliano (#2,202)

Who sells infant sized onesie's in a Pol Pot style?Where is this store?

Maureen Kelly (#3,869)

Ever spent any time around babies? They ARE dictators. Benevolent but ruthless dictators.

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