Real Art, Probably: The Wounded Deer by Corban Joseph

El Venado Herido — or, in English, The Wounded Deer — is an instant masterpiece by Joseph. The image is of Joseph’s head placed on top of a stag, which is pierced with arrows. The arrows no doubt refer to his own pain and suffering due to having been demoted twice within the span of a month — this, despite his conspicuously mature offensive approach. At the bottom of the painting, Joseph has written “carma,” — one meaning of which is something like “destiny” or “fate.” In this painting, as in most of Joseph’s self-portraits, he presents himself as incapable of changing his own destiny.



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Torrealba
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Torrealba

If I ever had anything bad to say about Mr. Joseph, it will now forever be swallowed up by my new-found admiration for him.

Danny Knobgobbler
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Danny Knobgobbler

One anxiously wonders if Phil Irwin’s artistic talent will be appreciated on these pages during his lifetime, or whether he will suffer the fate of many artists and earn his recognition posthumously – then, possibly, by Carson Cistulli, Jr.

Birdlander
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Birdlander

Corban Joseph will never live up to his brother’s 2012 milb picture.

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Birdlander 2: Rise of the Yakult Swallows

Who, Gerald Laird?

L'Treatise de Courteiau
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L'Treatise de Courteiau

Truly he was a deer among fawns.

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