Art: Now With 50% Fewer Dung Madonnas

Painting may be back.
whereas Republicans in power had galvanized the art world’s Democratic bloc, there is now less of a mandate for protest art. The painter who might have previously gotten away with “We Live in a Police State” spray-painted on plywood might now have to up his or her aesthetic game.

Update: In other art-y news, ninme reports they may put a Reagan statue in front of the American embassy in Britain. But will the Yanks go for it?