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Tuesday
Aug162011

The Tiger Lithograph Your Wife Won't Be Buying For The Game Room

Thanks to reader Robert for alerting me to this fine art sale and in particular, the fine, fine piece at the end titled "Tiger making the hole." I'm not sure why (A) an artist would take the time to make such an, ugh, impression, or (B) who would want to buy this except Larry Flynt's interior decorator.

But…might look nice over the Jupiter fireplace! Or in it? Or maybe artist Tos Kostermans was hoping the World Golf Hall of Fame would pick this up for a future retrospective?

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Reader Comments (21)

She is straddling the line of the putt! Violation of USGA Rule 16e.
08.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarky Mark
the hits just keep on coming!

she should have a Perkins outfit on
08.16.2011 | Unregistered Commenterchicago pt
There's a lot truth in that ribald piece. Art at its best is about truth.
But it won't have the longevity of dogs playing pool.
08.16.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeff
Phil would likely three-jack from there....
08.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
That it has come to this...less than two years ago, such a vulgarity would have been unthinkable.

Until we got vulgarity lessons from a master.
08.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKCMG
Didn't Earl teach Eldrick to "putt to the picture" ?

http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/410384-tigers-putting-to-the-picture/

The karma gorilla just gained another 100 lbs.
08.16.2011 | Unregistered Commentersgolfer
I have a Masters of Fine Arts degree. That is hideous.
08.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterA3golfer
I don't like those heels on the green
08.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbs
KCMG, amen, so true.

However, I am going to go out on a limb here and proclaim that I really believe Tiger turned a corner...if you look at
any of my previous posts, I have been hyper critical of his whole shtick since his presser in front of the blue curtains..

But, did anyone watch the totality of his interview with the press right after his horrible second round? Gone was the arrogant facade, replaced with a human vulnerability rarely seen from Woods...his stunted answers gave way to lengthy honest, almost painful acknowledgment of his obvious diminished skills on the course.....

Maybe now, unfettered from his own denial and external expectations, Tiger can find some inner peace and rebound from the abyss....
08.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrad hamilton
Stay classy, Shackelford!
08.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBart
@ jeff

The "Dogs Playing Pool" series is indeed a masterpiece, as is the companion series, "Dogs Playing Poker". My favourite being 'A Friend In Need". Always thought both series would look great in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Unlike A3, I don't have a degree in Fine Art, but I think that fact is patently obvious by now. :-) :-)
08.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDGS
If thats on velvet I want it ;-)
08.17.2011 | Unregistered Commentermainuh
Left-handed putter or sex toy?
08.17.2011 | Unregistered Commentercmoore
@Hamilton
I am going out on a limb myself to proclaim that Tiger has not turned the corner.
Go back to the WGC Bridgestone last year. 18 over par and 2nd to last in the field.
There was no arrogance in that post tourney presser either and 100's of journalists speculated that he had hit rock bottom, suggesting that it could very well constitute a turning point.
Nope.
08.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob
Excuse me but it's bad ettiquete to walk through someone's line.
08.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
You can tell it's Augusta since the cup is well trimmed - just ask Gary McCord.
08.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbs
"Tiger making the hole."
I'm not sure why

(A) an artist would take the time to make such an, ugh, impression, or

(B) who would want to buy this except Larry Flynt's interior decorator.

errrrr
(C) why Geoff would even bother with this? tsk, tsk Geoffrey
08.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGolfFan
OMFG; that is so fantastically bad, so exquisitely awful.
Like all great works of art, words cannot do it justice. My one fervent hope is that somebody sues somebody else as a result of that painting. Because that is the one way I can think of, to make this particular story last. I'd like a nice, 2-3 year federal lawsuit, with depositions, and a jury trial if possible. Lots of interviews on courthouse steps, video depositions, art experts, marketing experts, damages experts. You name it. I don't even know what the cause of action might be. And it doesn't matter at all, who sues whom. Just please let it happen. Oh, please.
08.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
650-1250 Euros...I suggest that be the range of Tiger's appearance fees for his next few forays to the European Tour. Obviously a European artist...the litho may tempt the odd independent thinker from the Euro Tour (and we know there are a few of those!/.
08.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKCMG
Does it come in velvet?
08.18.2011 | Unregistered Commentersmails
I took another look at this thing, whilst forwarding it to all of my pals.

Tiger is holding a left-handed putter. lulz.
08.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

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