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Haunting Filner - David Wiemers - Original Comedic Art Painting - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

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Haunting Filner - David Wiemers - Original Comedic Art Painting - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

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  • Vintage handmade item
  • Materials: canvas, acrylic, oil paint
  • Favorited by: 4 people
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FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA ONLY, I WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE AT BUYERS EXPENSE



FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

IS AN ORIGINAL & SIGNED PAINTING BY DAVID WIEMERS

OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

TITLED: Haunting Filner

CREATED BY

HIGHLY ACCLAIMED & LISTED ARTIST, David Wiemers

THE ART PIECE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

AND COMES FRAMED TO FIT FOR YOUR DECOR.
ARTWORK MEASURES 30" BY 24" INCHES

Haunting Filner

I currently reside in the San Diego area and, in 2013, Bob Filner was the Mayor of “America’s Finest City.” I’ll let history decide if he was a good mayor or a bad mayor, but certain facts remain: 19 women stepped out and accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior. Even his fiancé broke off their engagement. He resigned, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced. Enough said.

But it was a scandalous time for the city. These accusations dominated the news. Time and again when I was showed my work at art fairs, people approached me: “You should paint Filner!” When you hear this repeated times, you pay attention.

And, the truth is, Filner has one of those faces that I wanted to jump into with a paintbrush. Such an interesting face. So many defining wrinkles. I wanted to show the pain, the conflict that was so evident with his facial expressions.

But I wanted to do more than a portrait or a caricature. I wanted this to represent San Diego during this specific time period. So I included ghostly images of disapproving/disappointed women in the background.

Who are these women? Are they portraitures of the women involved? No. These are all twisted and distorted images of friends of mine and they simply represent all women in San Diego. The only disclosure is my nod to Edvard Munch. Somehow, it seemed appropriate to include “The Screamer.”


The original painting is 30” x 24”.

Bio: DAVID WIEMERS

It's uncomfortable for me to talk about myself. Me, me, me, blah, blah, blah. But this page is my biography, so who am I supposed to talk about – George Washington? So bear with me…

For over 25 years, I had the privilege of being a writer and producer of television comedies in Hollywood. In 1984, my writing partner, Ken Koonce, and I were the first writing/producing team hired by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenburg when they took over the Walt Disney Company; Ken and I wrote and produced the company's first animated television series, "The Wuzzles." The following year, we were part of the team that created "DuckTales." We wrote, produced and I was the voice director of nearly half of the 126 episodes that are available. The show became a worldwide hit. After the success of that show, my career soared—I wrote and produced hits at Universal Studios such as "Coach", "Major Dad", and "Harry and the Hendersons" both as a writing team and on my own.

Over the years I was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards and won the Emmy in 1988 for writing "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies." In 1988 I was nominated for the prestigious Humanitas Award, the award given to Hollywood's most humanizing script of the year. Over the course of my television career, I worked on dozens of comedies and have written, produced and voice-directed over 150 half hour shows that made the air. And there is a pile of scripts written that never saw daylight.

Time and time again, the studios asked me to transform properties they owned into television series. Sometimes it was a movie, such as "Baghdad Café" and "Teen Wolf"; sometimes it was a book, such as "Clifford, the Big Red Dog." In turn, this became an opportunity for me to work with some of the greatest artists in America today. Often, those talented individuals brought my visions to life by designing characters or creating settings for animated series. Now that I'm retired from the television industry, I realized it was time to stop leaning on those great artists and start doing it for myself.

I am now living in La Jolla, California, with my family and having a grand time reinventing myself as an artist. I continue to study: including classical approaches where I learn art much as the Masters were taught; to new courses at universities in technology, learning techniques and applications that incorporate the digital information that is available to us today.

I want to push traditional art and its boundaries. I want to bring my love for traditional art: paintings, drawings, digital art - and combine them with video and entertainment. Can these mediums be intertwined? Is there a market for them? As an artist, can I express myself in a variety of ways?

I am a storyteller. Humor is at the heart of every piece of work I create, be it a painting or video. I want to bring a smile to your face via my artwork and videos. These are the gifts I have to offer. This is the journey I am on. If I can bring a little joy and entertainment to your life via my work, then my journey has been worthwhile.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.

All postage is calculated at cost which also includes packaging and handling fees which make our standard low cost shipping rates more appealing to our by buyers. Items will be shipped via FedEx or USPS Flat rate postal service. Please allow 5 business days for delivery once item has been paid for through Paypal.


We at Jaxsprat's Unique Collectibles have been avid treasure hunters for over fifteen years. Within the confines of our beautiful and cluttered home in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida we have been operating our store for over seven years as a wholehearted family enterprise. Our aim is to provide & showcase quality antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, and fine art at affordable prices for everyone. We seek to ensure that our customers have a wonderful experience when shopping for collectibles in our store.
FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA ONLY, I WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE AT BUYERS EXPENSE



FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

IS AN ORIGINAL & SIGNED PAINTING BY DAVID WIEMERS

OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

TITLED: Haunting Filner

CREATED BY

HIGHLY ACCLAIMED & LISTED ARTIST, David Wiemers

THE ART PIECE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

AND COMES FRAMED TO FIT FOR YOUR DECOR.
ARTWORK MEASURES 30" BY 24" INCHES

Haunting Filner

I currently reside in the San Diego area and, in 2013, Bob Filner was the Mayor of “America’s Finest City.” I’ll let history decide if he was a good mayor or a bad mayor, but certain facts remain: 19 women stepped out and accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior. Even his fiancé broke off their engagement. He resigned, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced. Enough said.

But it was a scandalous time for the city. These accusations dominated the news. Time and again when I was showed my work at art fairs, people approached me: “You should paint Filner!” When you hear this repeated times, you pay attention.

And, the truth is, Filner has one of those faces that I wanted to jump into with a paintbrush. Such an interesting face. So many defining wrinkles. I wanted to show the pain, the conflict that was so evident with his facial expressions.

But I wanted to do more than a portrait or a caricature. I wanted this to represent San Diego during this specific time period. So I included ghostly images of disapproving/disappointed women in the background.

Who are these women? Are they portraitures of the women involved? No. These are all twisted and distorted images of friends of mine and they simply represent all women in San Diego. The only disclosure is my nod to Edvard Munch. Somehow, it seemed appropriate to include “The Screamer.”


The original painting is 30” x 24”.

Bio: DAVID WIEMERS

It's uncomfortable for me to talk about myself. Me, me, me, blah, blah, blah. But this page is my biography, so who am I supposed to talk about – George Washington? So bear with me…

For over 25 years, I had the privilege of being a writer and producer of television comedies in Hollywood. In 1984, my writing partner, Ken Koonce, and I were the first writing/producing team hired by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenburg when they took over the Walt Disney Company; Ken and I wrote and produced the company's first animated television series, "The Wuzzles." The following year, we were part of the team that created "DuckTales." We wrote, produced and I was the voice director of nearly half of the 126 episodes that are available. The show became a worldwide hit. After the success of that show, my career soared—I wrote and produced hits at Universal Studios such as "Coach", "Major Dad", and "Harry and the Hendersons" both as a writing team and on my own.

Over the years I was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards and won the Emmy in 1988 for writing "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies." In 1988 I was nominated for the prestigious Humanitas Award, the award given to Hollywood's most humanizing script of the year. Over the course of my television career, I worked on dozens of comedies and have written, produced and voice-directed over 150 half hour shows that made the air. And there is a pile of scripts written that never saw daylight.

Time and time again, the studios asked me to transform properties they owned into television series. Sometimes it was a movie, such as "Baghdad Café" and "Teen Wolf"; sometimes it was a book, such as "Clifford, the Big Red Dog." In turn, this became an opportunity for me to work with some of the greatest artists in America today. Often, those talented individuals brought my visions to life by designing characters or creating settings for animated series. Now that I'm retired from the television industry, I realized it was time to stop leaning on those great artists and start doing it for myself.

I am now living in La Jolla, California, with my family and having a grand time reinventing myself as an artist. I continue to study: including classical approaches where I learn art much as the Masters were taught; to new courses at universities in technology, learning techniques and applications that incorporate the digital information that is available to us today.

I want to push traditional art and its boundaries. I want to bring my love for traditional art: paintings, drawings, digital art - and combine them with video and entertainment. Can these mediums be intertwined? Is there a market for them? As an artist, can I express myself in a variety of ways?

I am a storyteller. Humor is at the heart of every piece of work I create, be it a painting or video. I want to bring a smile to your face via my artwork and videos. These are the gifts I have to offer. This is the journey I am on. If I can bring a little joy and entertainment to your life via my work, then my journey has been worthwhile.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.

All postage is calculated at cost which also includes packaging and handling fees which make our standard low cost shipping rates more appealing to our by buyers. Items will be shipped via FedEx or USPS Flat rate postal service. Please allow 5 business days for delivery once item has been paid for through Paypal.


We at Jaxsprat's Unique Collectibles have been avid treasure hunters for over fifteen years. Within the confines of our beautiful and cluttered home in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida we have been operating our store for over seven years as a wholehearted family enterprise. Our aim is to provide & showcase quality antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, and fine art at affordable prices for everyone. We seek to ensure that our customers have a wonderful experience when shopping for collectibles in our store.

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