"Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance." - William Shakespeare
This knee-slapper is spoken by conman/rogue/all-around-ne'er-do-well Autolycus in The Winter's Tale. Despite its age, it feels perpetually fresh, and we love how it reminds us of some certain politicians (hell, most of them).
But while the speaker and the sentiment are pretty cynical, there's a humbling lesson in it as well: that even compulsive liars sometimes speak the truth, which is what makes them so high maintenance.
In our illustration, we went with that familiar deception-machine, the broken watch, which manages to tell the truth twice a day (maybe even thrice when Daylight Savings ends!).
Politicians everywhere should be thoroughly impressed with such impressive levels of truth-telling.
This is part of our MOST ABSURD project. See them all here.
• 11x14 inch art print with white border
• Premium, fine art paper made in New York
• Elegant eggshell finish
• Ships in a a rigid, flat mailer. No need to unroll!
• Fits into standard 11x14 frames (or a 16x20 frame matted to 11x14)