Darth Vadar and Jesus, the 9/11 Version

One of my fave facebook friends shared this picture yesterday, and it made me so happy. The American Jesus reports that it’s for sale, and if we had a disposable income, I would snap this up in a hurry and put it in our dining room.

Why do I love this so much? I love it because it is completely awesome. It’s a pitch-perfect satire of the shitty, shitty art that Kat used to feature regularly. She replaced the shitty art installations with “Fine Art Friday,” I’m guessing in an attempt to focus more on the positive than the negative, which is great and all but not nearly as much fun as her shitty art installments.

But this picture is brilliant. We can deconstruct the reasons why pictures of Jesus knocking on the UN building

I knew you wouldn’t believe it unless you saw it

and Santa kneeling at baby Jesus’ manger

are phenomenally, ludicrously, outrageously shitty (not to mention artistically offensive) all day long. Simcha can write brilliant posts eviscerating Kinkade’s “painter of light” moniker until she’s blue in the face. But nothing will convince the unconvinced quite like satire. And Darth Vadar carrying Jesus from the wreckage of 9/11 is friggin’ brilliant satire.

I want to start a new series on satirically shitty art, but I don’t know if there’s enough on the internet to go around. Have y’all seen stuff like this?



  • erin

    Ok, I’ll say it. I’ve always liked the Santa kneeling before the Christ child. It puts everything about secular Christmas in its proper place — on its knees before God.

  • http://www.geeklady.wordpress.com/ GeekLady

    There’s a whole blog devoted to Kinkaid combined with Star Wars: http://www.tiefighters.com/post/65073466561/war-on-kinkade-series-artist-jeff-bennett-has

  • That Was Then

    Was it here that I saw Kincadewars last week?

    • Tom

      It was on Shea and Kat’s blogs, at least.

  • Tom
  • CSmith

    Ok. The Darth Vader picture hurts my eyes, but I don’t get the satire. Actually I have no idea what the artist is trying to say, satire or not. Can someone help me out here?

  • Mark.

    I was astounded to find a framed print of Jesus knocking on the UN building (thrift shop a few years ago) and bought it. I think someone did one of JFK and John XXIII walking through flowery meadows towards the UN, too, but I haven’t seen that yet.