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We Painted Famous Artworks with Donald Trump’s Face

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Inspired by Ed Ruscha’s “OOF” (1962 ) (all images by the author for Hyperallergic)

Donald Trump came under fire again this week after making some pretty outrageous statements about GOP presidential rival Carly Fiorina’s face, so it’s especially timely that someone on the internet gifted us with “Paint with Donald Trump,” a website that lets you paint with eight of Trump’s most ridiculous expressions.

It’s pretty easy to use: pick a brush size, pick your favorite face, and drag the real estate mogul around the canvas to create an amazing masterpiece. The only downside is that it lacks the option to undo an action. We reached out to the site’s developer — who identified himself only as “Jon” — to request a button, but he said he found that it was too much trouble to add after spending some time toying with it.

He also mentioned that he made the website because he “saw a gap in the market for politician-based software.”

“Paint with Donald Trump” is obviously a big hit, as there’s already a meta-portrait, a tribute to Florina, and of course, many wonderfully lewd ones. Being a serious arts website, Hyperallergic is devoted to exploring new mediums, so below are our contributions. It’s really quite amazing what one can do with the color palette of Trump’s pallid-to-cheeto-toned cheeks and his curious, tow-colored combover.

Inspired by Piet Mondrian’s compositions
Inspired by Courbet’s “L’Origine du monde” (1866)
Inspired by John Baldessari’s “Nose/Silhouette” series


Inspired by MC Escher’s “Knots” (1965)
Inspired by Antonio Pollaiuolo’s “Capitoline Wolf” (5th century BCE)
Inspired by Jeff Koons’ “Play-Doh” (1994-2014)



Inspired by Damien Hirst’s spot paintings
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