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I was on my 6th page of allmusic.com browsing and I got this warning:

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Huh? Has anyone else come across this?

A Chain of Circumstance


The Vietnamese-American artistDuat Vu draws strange, Escher-like landscape and cannibalistic objects in a stark black ‘n’ white (and sometimes red) style. This was featured in the latest issue of Direct Art magazine, which I was too lazy to pick up.

Eyes are located halfway down the oval.


Remember in Junior High art class when you did portrait sketching and you realised that it was harder than you thought and that actually you sucked and that any mastery of the form, any way of getting your work to remotely resemble a human face would take years and years of work, so you gave up? Don’t worry, the Michigan State Police is hiring. Includes photos of the “life study” models to compare, contrast, and grade. Wow!
Questions for further study:
Has there ever been a good artist who has done composite sketches? What was their success rate?
In how many years will this be labeled “outsider art” and fetch large prices in galleries?