The choice of Irish painter David Godbold as the official artist of the 2005 general election is seen by some to be a brave and bold decision.
Two works produced by the artist have already been rejected – one for depicting a naked politician, the other for using the word ‘bastard’
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Godbold himself is also slightly perplexed that he was chosen for the post:
‘The committee saw lots of my drawings and there are very few of them that wouldn’t offend somebody in a way,’ he added. ‘It sort of amazes me that I really did get selected. It’s either brave or foolhardy.’
Still, at least something interesting and unexpected is going to come out of this election then…..