I'm sorry but the folly is definitely on the part who’s buying the article (any article) at face value. The ‘artistic’ value of the portrait is neither higher nor lower than the other products of her activity, provided of course she has ever held a brush in her hands. (Have you been perhaps a fan of her younger days? Are you still maybe?) Stupidity by the way does not at all depend on old age - or in fact on any other physiological condition. ’Folly is the cloke of knavery’ as the great Poet put it.Flabbergasted wrote: ↑Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:35 pm How dumb can you be at 79 years of age?
https://www.asianewsday.com/legendary-u ... -portrait/The 79-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee praised Dr Fauci for his "nonviolent resistance" in his attempts to educate Americans on Covid-19.
They say, once being in their midst, there is no way out of the ‘intelligence community.’ (Most possibly they simply do not want to at all. Why would they?)
Incidentally, one of the new practices of power/propaganda in recent years or decades is that the highest state honours are no longer given to well-paid writers and artists, as in the 'good old days', but right to stars of the film industry and pop music. The quality of public life seems to be something that can always be deteriorated (hell seems to have no bottom) and it is tempting to try to project existing trends into the future. But to no avail, the ingenuity of the spoiling tendencies always catch you 'by surprise'.
A few links to some recent activity by the honourable lady:
Charity Prints - Zelensky (sold out), 2022
https://joanbaezart.com/artwork/24608-z ... stsid=1106
After hearing that her friend John Prine had been hospitalized in critical condition with Covid-19, Joan sat down with her guitar in her Northern California home and video recorded a heartfelt rendition of Prine’s “Hello In There,” dedicating the song to him. After his passing, she decided to create a print to his memory with the proceeds going to COVID-19 relief.
https://joanbaezart.com/artwork/23049-h ... stsid=1106
Painting her heroes is a ‘no-brainer’ for folk icon Joan Baez
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/10/ ... joan-baez/