Renowned artiste Glenn Beck put an Obama bobblehead in a glass jar, “urinated” into it, called it art and is now selling it for the low, low price of $25,000. (While Beck initially claimed to have peed into the jar, it is actually beer, according to MSN.)
Beck created “Obama in Pee Pee” in response to a Boston artist who made a controversial painting of President Obama being crucified.
On his radio show Tuesday, Beck said that he didn’t like the painting because of the whole Obama-as-Jesus subtext, but that he supported the artist’s right under the First Amendment to create and display it.
“Art is in the eye of the beholder, and this guy has a right to do this. I think it’s offensive. I don’t think it’s close to reality, but whatever floats your boat. I support his right to do exactly that. I agree with him that people who are upset should not trump his right to be able to do it and be able to hang it wherever he wants — as long as it’s wanted there,” Beck said.
In solidarity with the Boston artist’s First Amendment rights, Beck jumped multiple, crazier steps ahead by creating “Obama in Pee Pee.”
In an 11-minute video for his website BlazeTV, Beck (clad in a velvet blazer and holding a pipe), takes us on an art history journey using a variety of accents, from British to what is supposed to be French, but what actually sounds like Topol from “Fiddler on the Roof.” Beck points out controversial art from nudity in the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo to “Obama in Pee Pee” by Glenn Beck, because they are totally in the same category.
The artwork/publicity stunt will soon be on sale for $250,000, just in time for Christmas. Make the staunch First Amendment supporter in your family filled with glee by putting “Obama in Pee Pee” in their stocking.