Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]. Aldis Jerome Browne III.
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]
Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]

Arms for America [a unique parody history in 49 screenshots of the Cheney/Bush Iraq war]

[Venice, California: the artist, 2003]. Unique artist's book. The only known record of these parody web pages covering the Cheney/Bush Iraq War of 2003. A commercial display binder of 24 transparent plastic sleeves contains computer-generated color scans of a cover and 48 stiff, encapsulated pages inserted in the sleeves. The white binder is 29.9 x 24.6 x 2.3 cm; the encapsulated, letter-sized scans are 29.7 x 22.2 cm. The hard-edged content is raw political parody dressed in the slick garb of TV news. The cast of characters includes: the Bush family, [Vice-] President Dick Cheney, Attorney-General John Ashcroft, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Saddam Hussein, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Michael Moore (!), Osama bin Laden, Vladimir Putin, the waterboarded 9/11 defendant Khalid Sheik Mohammad, General Tommy Franks (and Picasso), Pope John Paul, Muammar al-Gadaffi, Hilary Clinton, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Charles. The book closes with the faces of Saddam Hussein's murderous sons Qusay and Uday photoshopped onto two adorable cherubs by the saccharine 19th-century French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The cover is the famous WWII Rosie the Riveter poster by J. Howard Miller. The face of Aldis Browne's own beautiful wife, Maria, replaces that of the real, also beautiful Rosie, Naomi Parker Fraley (1922-2018); sorry, Naomi. George W. Bush appears. variously, as one of Rembrandt's most famous self-portraits, as a puppet, and as Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman. Dick Cheney promotes his non-fiction book, "The Making of a President." Donald Rumsfeld turns into an action hero, and John Ashcroft flees in drag from 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui's threats. In one particularly delicious image, "Pet World," Putin is stroking the Brownes' cat Raj, while he asks Osama bin Laden, who has a camel's head in his lap, "And do any of the lovely Mrs. bin Ladens have pets?" And so forth. Fine. Item #100658

Price: $1,500.00