Kate Kretz, a heretofore little-known North Carolina artist has a rendition of Angelina Jolie that’s causing quite a stir. The acrylic on canvas work entitled Blessed Art Thou, is on display in Miami this week and seems to be the biggest deal in celebrity art since Daniel Edwards‘ rendition of Pro-Life Britney.
Jolie, who has now adopted two children, one from Cambodia, the other Ethiopia, has been a high profile champion of adoption from third world nations. Apparently she sees herself as celebrity watchdog when it comes to the issue, calling out none other than Madonna, for her legally murky adoption of a baby in Malawi: “Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he was born. It’s a country where there is no real legal framework for adoption. Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal.” Didn’t Spears mess with Madonna too? Not advised.
No word from Anderson Cooper on whether Jolie will shell out the $50,000 (and then donate it) for Kretz’ painting.