I made STUMP WITH THE HEAD OF JAMIE DIMON months before the dastardly ceo of JPMorgan Chase became a chief target of the occupy protesters and a subject of derision on Saturday Night Live, among other things. Like so many Americans, I have had a less than satisfactory experience with my bank (in my case, the aforementioned Chase) for some time, culminating with an error in 2009 that caused me a great deal of anxiety and fiscal discomfort. Upon realizing that Chase had no intention of apologizing for the error, let alone making things right, I determined to counteract their derision and arrogance in the most artistically mature manner possible. I would make a drawing depicting the bank’s ceo, Mr. Dimon, as a decapitated head on a stump in a landscape setting that was vaguely medieval and apocalyptic. That’ll teach him. I think the joke may ultimately be on me however, since Mr. Dimon doesn’t look particularly uncomfortable or even stressed to be in the stump situation. On the plus side, I am now a member of a local credit union.
Yes. And raise the price! Beautiful composition – I love the tattered logos flying off into space like so many pipe-dream balloons.
It will be real revenge, when, through discovery on the internet, he buys it from you, and displays it proudly in his office!
With my luck, he’ll think it’s wonderful compliment and I’ll get hired on as the JP Morgan court portrait artist. I’ll live high on the hog in my Dimon subsidized studio on the upper east side doing pictures of house guests like Bloomberg until the occupy folks drag me into the street, feather me up like Big Bird, rip up my last remaining credit card and break all my pencils for conspiring with the enemy.
You guys are a stitch! Love it.
Say, how difficult do you find it to keep up your museums? How much time does it take and do you find it beneficial for your work and or for others to see your work? Do you recommend it to replace a web site you can no longer afford? I hope you don’t mind my intrusion into your conversation. Thanks,
By the way I do love the work. It’s really great to see how the work comes from everyday frustrations. My sources have always been a mental quest to find subjects that relate to art in and of itself – a difficult way to work I don’t recommend it for the faint of heart.
Stump with the Head of Jamie Dimon
STUMP WITH THE HEAD OF JAMIE DIMON (American Dickhead IV)
pencil/colored pencil on paper
25" by 36"