In last night’s U.S. presidential election incumbent Barack Obama prevailed, much to the delight of many observers in the art world — whose stakes in this year’s contest were especially high — who immediately took to Twitter to express their delight (and, in one case, unease) at the outcome. See some of ARTINFO’s favorite responses to last night’s election below.
The Hole owner and director Kathy Grayson told Romney supporters to kiss her ass:
Not normally big on schadenfreude but feeling right now like having Romney supporters kiss my big, soft, round bum. Maybe just horny…
— kathy grayson (@kathygrayson) November 7, 2012
Linda Yablonsky joined many in breathing a sigh of relief:
We got ‘em! Now we can breathe.
— Linda Yablonsky (@FabYab) November 7, 2012
William Powhida wished Romney a not-so-fond farewell:
No more seeing or hearing Romney.I hope he spent an entire off-shore account.
— William(@Powhida) November 7, 2012
Richard Prince bemoaned his tax status under Obama:
Does this Romney loss mean I don’t get to pay 13 per cent Federal Income Tax ?
— Richard Prince (@RichardPrince4) November 7, 2012
Richard Phillips just freaked out, and then got back to work on a portrait of Lindsay Lohan:
@obama2012 -16 !!!!!!!!!!!
— Richard Phillips (@RichardPhillips) November 7, 2012
Hank Willis Thomas quoted Snoop Dogg Lion:
@ijessewilliams no back to the lecture at hand/ perfection is perfected so let em understand…
— Hank Willis Thomas (@hankwthomas) November 7, 2012
Street art great Saber blasted the Republican party:
— Saber(@Saber) November 7, 2012
Raymond Pettibon made bold predictions about next century’s presidential contest:
Now ‘Progressives’ or Liberals can get down to the real work: Electing Rahm in 2116.
— Raymond Pettibon (@RaymondPettibon) November 7, 2012
Rashaad Newsome briefly forgot U.S. presidential term lengths, but then corrected himself:
Cheers to another year of Obama!!!!!!!! twitter.com/RashaadNewsome…
— Rashaad Newsome (@RashaadNewsome) November 7, 2012
Fake Jeffrey Deitch snitched on Jeff Koons:
I have it on good authority that Jeff Koons voted for Ron Paul.
— Fake Jeffrey Deitch (@FakeDeitch) November 7, 2012
Clement Greenberg carried on about Hans Hofmann:
Hans Hofmann is in all probability the most important art teacher of our time.
— Clement Greenberg (@Clem_Greenberg) November 7, 2012
— Benjamin Sutton