Pizzagate Paintings: Modern Art Or Disturbing Clues?
They say a picture says a thousand words, so you could be forgiven for thinking that the art and paintings surrounding the Pizzagate scandal practically scream, “Something is not right!” While modern art and all art in general is highly subjective, the provocative paintings and art that Pizzagate “conspiracy theorists” are pointing to does indeed show to many people that either those involved in this scandal have highly dubious artistic tastes or they are very sinister individuals who don’t mind flaunting their beliefs and practices. You be the judge.
First, you should know that James Alefantis, the owner of the Comet Ping Pong restaurant at the heart of the Pizzagate scandal, is not just a mere pizza peddler and restaurant owner. He was ranked number 49 in the top 50 list of the “Most Powerful People in Washington” by GQ magazine and his ex-partner was none other than David Brock, a man described by Time magazine as “one of the most influential operatives in the Democratic Party.” It is clear that far from being just a local D.C. restaurant that serves pizza, Comet Ping Pong is a place frequented by Washington’s political elite.
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To further connect the Pizzagate dots between James Alefantis, John Podesta, and Hillary Clinton, there have been various fundraising events revolving around Comet Ping Pong such as Pizza For Hillary, held on April 10, 2016, in which “Pizza Chef James Alefantis” was listed as special guest on the bill.
So now that we know John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and James Alefantis were all betrothed to the same political ideals, what of the suspicious Pizzagate paintings and art?
One of the large murals on display at Comet Ping Pong was created by the artist Arrington de Dionyso, and this brightly colored painting portrays large people cradling the heads of smaller people.
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Then we have Tony Podesta, John Podesta’s brother. It has already been well documented that he has very eclectic taste in art, but many of the pieces he collects, such as a Jeffrey Dahmer-inspired sculpture by Louise Bourgeois called The Art of Hysteria, are just plain creepy.
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And what of Podesta’s deep and abiding admiration for Serbian artist Biljana Djurdevic? He has decorated his Kalorama home with paintings by the artist, many of which show children in sadistic poses. Washington Life has reported that he dedicates himself almost exclusively to contemporary works and that he has a very clear aesthetic when it comes to art. But when it comes to art and personal beliefs and practices, where exactly does one draw the line? And is it any wonder that a Pizzagate scandal has arisen when the Democratic political elite are flaunting the kind of art they do?
“My personal style aesthetic is spare and clean as the art was always intended to be the centerpiece of the house.”
— UnityRevolution (@Writ3Now) November 21, 2016
Next, there is radical performance artist Marina Abramovic. Marina is another individual who is close to the heart of the Comet Ping Pong Pizzagate scandal and a favorite of James Alefantis. She is a master of creating shock in the name of art, including conducting one performance art piece using pig’s blood that is known as Spirit Cooking. Art News has reported that even though Abramovic has been the subject of many debates recently, she is stunned that anybody could take her art the wrong way.
“I’m outraged, because this is taken completely out of my context.”
What do you think about the art surrounding the Pizzagate scandal? Do you think it helps or hurts the case?
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