Tassie independent senator and noted loose cannon Jacqui Lambie has gotten herself some new artwork for her office: a painting of her as Princess Leia wrangling Clive Palmer as Jabba The Hutt with a chain and leash. I’m honestly not sure how else I can explain this, it truly just does what it says on the lid.
I’m certain that politicians probably have plenty of fine art, degrees, other accolades and framed shit up on the walls of their offices, right? Jacqui out here chucking up a parody of her as the scantily-clad Leia and Clive as the monstrous and sluggish Jabba The Hutt is really something else entirely.
Just look at it, Jesus podracing Christ.
Have a look at the new picture hanging in Senator Jacqui Lambie's office. pic.twitter.com/VP01SfbeNH
— Stephanie Peatling (@srpeatling) February 22, 2021
Incredible. Just totally breathtaking.
The painting was done by Lindsay Spears, and was entered in the 2015 Bald Archie Prize – an art competition that celebrates parody caricatures of famous Aussies and pollies painted that year.
Now, nearly six years after it entered the Canberra arts prize, the Jabba Palmer/Princess Lambie piece was donated to Lambie at her Burnie offices on Tasmania’s northwest coast by its owners, Ray and Elain, last week.
The couple had bought the artwork back when it hit the Bald Archie Prize in 2015, and made the decision to pass it along to its rightful owner (and subject), which is a hell of a move and to be honest it deserves to be hung up on the wall of her offices, or maybe take prime spot above the toot.
It’s not the only artwork in Jacqui Lambie’s likeness that entered the Bald Archies that year, with a caricature of her doing Kim Kardashian‘s internet-breaking Paper Magazine cover also making it into the shortlist.
[Image: The Bald Archy / Mark Tippett]
Now if only whoever owns this one can come forward and donate it for Jacqui’s offices too, that would be superb.