Get a load of this clown.
In the history of clown art, didn't anyone ever paint a happy clown? Did people take painting classes devoted solely to clown portraiture? Did they have live clown artist's models? Did they pose nude?
Clowns are supposed to be funny, but are often portrayed as just the opposite. In my lifetime I have been fortunate enough to have had two 'clown-out-of-context' sightings. One was a lone clown eating dinner at the Howard Johnson's in Times Square; that was pretty sad. The other was a clown changing a flat tire on a Mitsubishi Gallant. That was funny.