Saturday, February 28, 2009

This Listing: Now with More White Power!


To go with yesterday's gun-toting Canadians, we have this intriguing bit of artwork in a listing. Is that a superior race swastika or a transgressive artistic statement swastika? Which would be more annoying to live with, neo-Nazis or art students?


(Listing and title by Marc. Thanks to the Longboat, too.)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

So KKKlassy. They even framed it.

Mid-C Frank said...

I'm just speechless . . .

Mark said...

My guess is art students - there is a hammer and sickle right underneath the swastika. Unless we have discovered a Neo-Nazi Communist movement....

The Office Scribe said...

Having gone to an art school I am going to have to say art students are more difficult to live with.

At least with the Neo-Nazis you aren't surprised when stuff like that ends up on the wall.

Plus I bet they smell better,

Heather said...

How awful. That's too disturbing...I can't even come up with something witty so say.

It's just really sad.

Marc said...

I did choose not to go to the open house, wasn't sure if it would turn into a recruiting event.

Callisto said...

I'd have to say an art student would be more annoying. Nazis aren't so apt to suddenly yell out in their sleep, "HAHAHA that's a GREAT idea!" or leave their Prismacolors all over the house.

And I totally wouldn't know anything about this... Just a hunch.

Now, where did I leave that Forest Green?

Anonymous said...

Obviously they have bigger issues than just no taste in decor.

Gabrielle said...

I do not care who you are. Growing up in the south (while simultaneously educating myself to the implications of "being from the south", I have found that there are, as you say, two possible explanations for the display of a swastika. One, You are a helpless mouth-breathing sheep who will follow whatever his older brother or his cell mate does. TWO. As you propose, you are an art student. I don't know any art student with a modicum of taste or sincerity that would think that the display of a swastika would enhance their art beyond mere shock value. As such, there is no excuse for displaying a swastika in any setting. Any questions?

Glory von Hathor said...

My money is on Student.

Amaia said...

All the art students I've ever known live in crappy apartments or with their parents. That's the main living room of a big house with an enormous flat screen TV.

Plus, if you're making a statement _against_ Nazism, you're not going to have a fully intact swastika on a bold background like that up on your wall. You're going to have it bludgeoned and bloodied and trammeled or some such.

Those people are Nazis, idiots, or, more likely, both.

Miss Heather said...

I'm distressed by the innocent kitty in the living room. Hopefully he hasn't been corrupted by his owners.

Zulee said...

Worst of both worlds, a Nazi who went back to school, and is looking for an 'acceptable' way to display these things, hmm, maybe that would mean the art student wouldn't be smelly? After all, who would be willing to get close enough to a smelly Nazi and actually listen to what they have to say?

Annie in Norway said...

I am certainly not taking up for the picture, which I find disturbing and pretty much without artistic merit, however... I do notice that the swastica is superimposed over the Norwegian flag. I'm thinking maybe sympatico high school art student who read about the Norwegian occupation during WW2 in history class and felt moved to create by his angst-y 17 year old muse. That sort of fits with the otherwise ultra traditional suburbia decor and landscaping. Think of it as one step up from 'proud parent fridge art' ^^ Annie in Norway

Alex -S- said...

What stuns me here is not even that there's people put this stuff on their walls.... But a Liscenced realtor didnt think anything wrong with posting the pic on their site?

Can anyone say career suicide? LOL
(Unless of course your target market just happens to be that sorta clientele)

Anonymous said...

Do you think the realtor even thought about asking them to take it down, just for the photo shoot? I'd fire a realtor that let me make that mistake, (if I had a clue). And Coldwell Banker left the photo up?? Just remove that particular photo, they have lots of others!!