Osama – The biggest arsehole on the planet

Osama – The biggest arsehole on the planet

A photorealist painting of a terrorist

Photorealist painting - Osama - The Biggest Arsehole On The Planet
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I was, like many people, outraged by one man deciding to impose his belief system (Islam) and its judgements and values on innocent people. That man was, at the time, was the biggest arsehole on the planet.

  • I am an Islamophobe. I fear Islam and its stone-age thinking. I do not fear muslims. I do not hate muslims. Although I do hate anybody who seeks to force others into thinking like them.
  • Having said that I am a man of principle and din’t not agree with his execution. Instead I believe we (western world) should have tried him. He’s guilty as sin, and his punishment should have been jail in complete and utter isolation from all human contact until the day he died.


Dimensions: 62x91cm.
Painted: 2002.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.
Availability: For sale $450.

The story behind Osama – The Biggest Arsehole On the Planet

Osama bin Laden is the biggest arsehole on the planet – or was. He has gone now, but his obscene use of religion to murder thousands of humans led me to paint a portrait of the leader of Al Qaeda.

I wanted there to be no doubt as to how I felt about the man, so I did two things. Firstly, and most obviously, I added the words – The biggest arsehole on the planet. Secondly, I didn’t take much care painting him. In fact, I spent more time on painting his jacket and the cushion than his rude looking mug.

Photorealist painting - Osama - The Biggest Arsehole On The Planet - Source image
Photorealist painting – Osama – The Biggest Arsehole On The Planet – Source image
Photorealist painting - Osama - the biggest arsehole on the planet - Wall mockup
Photorealist painting – Osama – the biggest arsehole on the planet – Wall mockup

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