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Brandon Bird, Painter of Might! - Chuck Norris - "Arete"

Artist: Brandon Bird (Painter)

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Brandon Bird, Painter of Might!  - Chuck Norris -  Arete  Comic Art



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Title: Brandon Bird, Painter of Might! - Chuck Norris - "Arete"
Artist: Brandon Bird (Painter)
Media Type: Paint - Oil
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 1,309
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Comments: 6
Added to Site: 6/2/2009
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This is the original painting. It hides behind the door of our guest bedroom facing the bed, so that when guests at our house close the door for a night of slumber, they find Chuck Norris watching over them.

Who wouldn't want a barechested Chuck Norris watching over you? The title is particularly well suited, as Arete is a greek word meaning superior.

If you're not familiar with Brandon Bird, check out his website at He's done a lot of gallery shows and comics themed work, along with a lot of work for McSweeney's.

This painting was featured in a Newsweek article you can read here:

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Jeffrey Wedding wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Whoa! I just noticed the Brandon Bird pieces in your collection. Are these the original paintings? A buddy got me the print of "Two Warriors Come Out of the Sky" as a gift a few years ago. It hangs in my office at work. Brandon's pop culture pieces are truely inspired.
Posted on 3/5/2010

Earl Hamilton wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Very COOL!! IF you look closely you can see that the patch of chest hair still hasn't grown back from his tangle with BRUCE!! ;) GREAT PIECE!!!
Posted on 3/18/2010

Drake Tungsten wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This piece secures your place as irrefutable god-king of CAF! I tremble in terrible awe! I don't know if it's better sleeping with Chuck Norris in full view, or just knowing that he can see you even if you can't see him.
Posted on 5/8/2010

josh gray wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
there's gotta be some chuck norris facts list thing tying this to kirby, or something. i don't know. blows my mind looking at this. spooky!
Posted on 7/2/2010

Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just met Brandon today at APE. Didn't realize who he was until I flipped through his portfolio of prints and came across...this! I named dropped you...he was impressed. I felt special.
Posted on 10/16/2010

Adam Ianbarry wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow. This Chuck painting is allowing all the other art on CAF to hang around. If this Chuck painting told all the other art to scram I guess that would be game over for CAF. That's one Mighty painting! ;-)
Posted on 3/16/2011

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