Rudy Giuliani by Zhou TiehaiWhat goes around, comes around. Rudy Guiliani is being satirized in this painting by Zhou Tiehai that tips its head to Chris Ofili's paintings, by placing Rudy's portrait on balls of dung. Currently at the Whitney Museum, part of "The American Effect" exhibit, which opens today, it's one of many foreign artists' take on America. Giuliani famously showed his disdain for art when he tried to shut down the Brooklyn Museum's 1999 Sensation show because of Ofili's painting of the Virgin Mary that used elephant dung. Ah, the Whitney, trying to drum up their attendance with lightning rods. Gothamist is waiting for some hysterical coverage from the Post and Fox News.

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