Brangelina Blow Nearly $400k On Trendy Art About Rich Whites Picnicking; See No Irony
Millionaire beautiful people Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did a lot more than just browse while attending the latest Banksy show in downtown LA; they scooped up three pieces, including the $226,000 painting "Picnic", which depicts a family of white people eating while several Africans look on hungrily. Some say the husband in the party looks similar to Pitt.
But the spending spree didn't end there. According to Star Magazine, and reported by the NY Daily News, the couple also tossed a sculpture of a white bust with a bleeding bullet wound to the head into their shopping cart, as well as a painting of an 18th century aristocrat getting a pie thrown at him.
No word on whether the Malibu couple bid on the controverisal painted elephant, whose cost would be peanuts for the affluent pair.
The clear irony of Brangelina owning a painting like "Picnic", particularily at such a high pricetag, was obviously lost on the pair. However, if you're going to blow a quarter-million on a canvas of oil, it's probably best that you do so on something that might remind you of how hypocritical you are in regard to the needs of third-world countries.
Reports of the UK artist Banksy laughing all the way to the bank have, so far, remained unsubstantiated.