Honey, if you’re reading this, I think they take Paypal.
If I could I’d draw you one myself.
So… Schwarzenegger she can spell, but Shriver is just too much to get right?
Why would someone get rid of this?!?!?!
Maria looks a little like Marty Feldman in this rendering. And this cannot be the first time Arnold’s name has been used in the same sentence as “horses” and “backside.”
@ Whisperia – Or she’s trying to indicate she thinks Maria Shriver is a frigid bi.. Nahhh, couldn’t be!
This is pretty amazing in a lot of awful ways! But ya gotta admit, this probably isn’t the most cheesy “artifact” that Arnie has his image on. Conan anyone?
I’m having trouble understanding why the kids are represented symbolically as horses.
I think I saw this on a recent episode of “Antiques Roadshow”. The appraiser explained that it wasn’t worth a pile dried dogshit and then smashed over the woman’s head and called security.
@#6: Or why one of them is trying to either kill or make out with another one.
Oh, to be famous. Between the paparazzi, the Scientologists, and the weirdos who want to represent your children as horses on a vase, I’d rather be broke and annonymous.
Is Eastern Europe a country now? I’d really like to narrow that bit down so I can plan a trip and to have my children symbolically represented as elephants marching through a sandy desert.
Does this come in a Russian Nesting Doll version?
A Wase? Cossak clothing? Symbolic horse children? I wonder if the seller will give me some of what she’s smoking.
Holy crap, I just noticed it was 1 Meter tall!
Please, April, tell us you are not planning to have your ashes stored in there at some future date!
I want one with Arnold and Red Sojna.
“Maria… I want a (vase)ctomy.”
Maria looks vaguely demonic. Or maybe she’s just stunned by the size of Arnold’s sword.
What do you put in a Wase, anyway?
Woses – HK
What do you do with it? My first thought was some very special kind of urn for ashes. Or an umbrella stand.
I meant… Lord Kalindor and Red Sojna
Can I have one made with Arnold wearing a tunic as Jesus and Maria Shriver as Mary Magdalen…and maybe instead of horses, pictures of Danny DeVito as their children?
Oh, in the background, I’ll need a picture of Lady Gaga eating a unicorn.
Actually…little known fact…this item is from the Gubenator’s Mansion and the sale will be used to cover the State Budget Deficit
HK- Maybe you can create a craigslist/ etsy wedding registry. Regretigistry?
I’d buy if it had sound effects.
Arnold looks like he wants to sing that the hills are alive with the Sound of Music.
sound effects of the childhorses frolicking coming out of the vase every time you go past? i would buy it if it had that.
p-kitty could it be a sign of the Apocalypse. Wouldn’t be AWESOME if the painting on the vase were in 3D
Listen, we’ve all seen Arnold’s sword & I think we can all agree that is not an accurate representation.
I’m glad thats a real item. I thought I had overdone the oxy and cough syrup again.
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It looks like proud Mama Maria is sending her little Hansel out tame the wild horses of the steppes–or bring their heads back to make into a lovely Bavarian goulash. Heavy on the ghoul.
“Be strong, Hansel. Strong like bull(shit).”
I always wonder which photographer gets screwed out of their royalties when this sort of thing happens. Given that this painting was done from a specific photograph, someone is owed royalties.
But then again, this vase reeks of the essence of AWESOME!
I’d buy it just to smash it.
@32, hollywood, better yet may be to buy it to make reproductions for carnival baseball toss games. Then EVERYONE gets to smash it.
Kids -> horses ? Why ? Now my brain hurts…
There must be some significance in the picture having been taken at the Special Olympics.
I have a feeling that if someone were to x-ray this vase, they would find that there are two other Cossack faces underneath Arnold and Maria. And when the identities of those 2 are revealed, the 4 horses on the back would then make perfect sense.
Possibly a painting of Mr. and Mrs. Attila the Hun?
Maria looks a bit like Emperor Palpatine, but I can’t imagine that anyone from CA wouldn’t covet this Governor Schwarzenegger commemorative wase
My, this brings back some serious Ukrainian memories… Why, oh, why did they forget to include the traditional cossack hairdo (see here http://ukraineplaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/cossack_big.jpg).
It would look STUNNING on both Arnold and Maria!
Obviously, the closing parenthesis (above) is not a part of the image URL.
I’m thinking “why the horses” is because either 1 – They figured, “Hey, I’m good at horses. The kids can be horses.” or 2 – The horses were already on the vase, and they just added Schwarzenshriver after they brought it home from goodwill.
Hmmm…the depiction doesn’t show, but I wonder what kind of SHOES they’re wearing?!?
I thought the brown horses were just one horse with two heads.
Still hilarious when I realized that wasn’t the case at all.
Now he’s the Vasinator?
Eww – grossed myself out – sounds like a marital aid.
Actually, it really seems to me that this is actually a semi-custom piece – the cossack outfits, the horses, etc. are standard and all you have to do is pick your own heads (hence the stretch of horses = kids). so that got me to thinking – what other famous couples would look great as handpainted cossacks? How about….
Donny and Marie
Sonny and Cher
F. Scott and Zelda
Beavis and Butthead
Fred and Wilma
Berlusconi and random 16-year-old
DeKlerk and Mandela
Frost and Nixon
McCain and Palin
April Winchell and Judge Judy
Arnold is Austrian… Shouldn’t they be wearing rompers made out of old curtains?
Oh, wrong Maria. Sorry…
This is awesome. It really is. Silly, but awesome.
(What do they put in the Cossack water, to produce children horses?)
Is anyone else dying to know who commissioned this, or is it just me?
You left off some other possibilities:
Kirk and Spock
Sigfried and Roy
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (riffing on the horses)
Batman and Robin
Lucy and Ricky
Hey, April/Helen – We haven’t had a PhotoShop Context in AGES….
ConTEST Contest, dammit. Contest!
Maybe Arnie can use it as an Urn for his ashes and Maria can get “I’ll be back” written on it somewhere.
Why oh why did they include the accidental-bad-angle-photo-double-chin?
@33BillsBayou: You win
2 brown horses, and 2 white ones…did Maria cheat on Arnie?
I often symbolically represent things with my backside.
So we all want to know; does HK have a shrine to Arnie, which is crying out for this relic?
Wery, wery nice.
Sacramento: keeping it classy. (This almost makes me homesick. Not quite, but almost.)
Actually, now that Ahnuld is no longer governor, do you think they might just be clearing out their family collection post-move? AMAZING.
How much to get it with just the horses? I wouldn’t want that horses patootie on my wase after his anti-ferret stand: http://www.ferretsanon.com/CLIFFNotes/Vol5No42.html
How do you solve a problem like Mariiiiiaaaa?
How do you put an Arnold on a waaaaaase?
Where do you fit the children in the piiiicture?
And now I have The Sound of Music as an earworm. The whole thing. Dammit.
And on the first day, God made the Arnie & Maria vase, and saw that it was good.
The two figures are serene, ideally represented; clearly this is a Romantic perspective on a man who is not a Cossack, but a bodybuilding Austrian immigrant turned governor. But he is a Cossack in spirit.
We must also observe the clever role reversal at play here. Originally, Schwarzenegger’s role in California was that of a death-dealer, or “Terminator” if you will. Here he is surrounded by fertile fields, a fertile woman, and many fertile horses. From the fiery kiln of seeming death, we have uncovered in fine porcelain a virile God of the Harvest.
The horses present another matter, a reference perhaps to the stallions of Hans Baldung. The dark horses fight, or perhaps lick, each other as the white horses prance innocently behind. As they are all brothers and sisters descended from the Fertility God, whose sword remains ensheathed, the wase can clearly be interpreted as a loving, lascivious trumpeter of only the most tender gestures of incest.
@ #53 Nico, I laughed so hard at your comment that I disturbed my dog, causing her to leave the room.
#43 monkey, April with Judge Judy would be nice, but I think she might like one with her & David Caruso.
Spit take! The boyfriend and I saw this at the estate liquidation warehouse where we bought our couch. It could not have been more than $50, almost nothing in the place was. The guy who ran the place said the artist was a Russian immigrant who was quite taken with the governor.
Can I get the same, but with the cast of Miami Vice fighting Daleks?
It looks like one brown horse is swooning as the other attempts to eat it’s face. Is that supposed to be symbolic too?
Maria’s face upon learning family is immemorialized on this vase: http://media.photobucket.com/image/maria%20shriver/riverclear2day/maria-shriver-souls-i-need-souls.jpg?o=92
Holy shit – this is freakin’ awesome!
The horse’s swooning submission could be interpreted as homoeroticism, or voluntary cannibalism. Or maybe it’s just retarded.
Clearly, it was just a plain wild horse vase and the other side was probably festooned with fighting Natives or Buffalo, but the painter screwed up and decided to cover her/his mistake with Arnold & Maria. Trust me. I’ve been painting vases for 12 yrs and I’m always covering my mistakes with clouds. Or naked dwarves.
I have a Color Me Arnold coloring book. I work a boring desk job at a university and I color Arnold every day at work.
Perfect for the mysterious political statement collection. Can sit adjacent to the Eva Peron butt plug.
So where are they? All I can find is the vase with Lori Loughlin and Regis Philbin.
Why does this seem like it should be a prime container for cremated remains?
Before my brain kicked in I thought that said Terri Schiavo & Arnold Schwarzenegger. Taking bets on when THAT shows up on etsy.
After that analysis, I’ve decided I’m using this and all other relevant Regretsy material for my art history thesis, “The Emergence of Fuckery”
Does this come with a fifth illegitimate horse?
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