Got may hands on this fantastic postcard set from Jake and Dinos Chapman's - Injury to Insult to Injury. It's a lovely boxed reproduction their now infamous (a label that applies to almost everything they do) 2004 piece of the same name (see here). What I love most about this is how by reproducing it in postcard form, as well as in wallpaper it continues the 'insult' upon the art world. The Chapman brothers have a long standing history with Goya but when they decided to buy a mint collection of his Disasters of War and then set about 'improving' them they went straight for the Art world's most sacred taboo - "don't fuck with the art".
Goya's etchings are incredible, harrowing images of war. The 'improvements' are rather great, but the act of this, the 'insult' is even better. Here's a piece from The Guardian about it from 2003. Interestingly there's a dark history of artists as vandals and saboteurs. From Pissarro and his 'burn down the Louvre' to those who sneak into galleries and their own additions to the masters, ultimately reclaiming the works as their own. As Picasso said:
“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction."
Anyway here's a few more close ups. And check out the Jake and Dinos Chapman online shop for more goodies. http://shop.jakeanddinoschapman.com/