The official portrait of Laura Bush, as unveiled at the White House by President Obama yesterday.
As opposed to one of Cindy Sherman's recent "society" photos, as seen at her MOMA retrospective of the last few months. I never noticed it before, but apparently among many other splendid things, Cindy is the Hogarth of our age.
Okay, I'm being unfair to Laura Bush here -- for whom I actually have a chinchilla of sympathy -- and if truth be told, I'm only posting this because I knew Cindy Sherman socially back in the day, and I'm frankly insufferably pleased with myself for having hung out, however briefly, with a major 20th Century American artist before she got famous.
In any case, have a nice weekend, and I promise that less strident and strictly apolitical musical postings will resume next Monday.