Mixing Politics with Paint
Some say art and politics don't really mix, but artists just can't help themselves. I suspect it's mostly art collectors and commercial galleries that don't like political paintings as they often don't hang well in the living room above the lounge. Regardless, artists will keep voicing their opinions the best way they know.. with art.
(thanks to Eric for sharing the article below)
Shut Up and Paint
"Few of us, I wager, care what Colin Powell or Alan Greenspan thinks about contemporary art — why should we care what artists think about Iraq or the economy? I'll gladly pay attention to someone with the genius of Goya — whose "Disasters of War" prints are the gold standard for anti-war imagery — but to the majority of today's artists, I'd say (to paraphrase Laura Ingraham), Shut up and paint."