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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

Claire Voon is a former staff writer for Hyperallergic. Originally from Singapore, she grew up near Washington, D.C. and is now based in Chicago. Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine, VICE,...

6 replies on “We Painted Famous Artworks with Donald Trump’s Face”

  1. Why do people insist on giving this pig free publicity? The images are crass and amateurish. Trump gobbles up any publicity, be it negative or positive, to feed his already over-inflated ego. There is nothing unique about Trump. He is the ordinary run-of-the-mill celebrity creep who is there only to fool the fools for personal gain. He is the male counterpart of the talentless Kim Kardashian.

  2. To be fair, it isn’t exactly positive publicity. The memetic nature of the program doesn’t present him as respectable, which is apt.

  3. I truly adore the spirit in which this program was created: to mock Trump and people like him that chose to garner attention from mass media in any way they can at the expense of others. His conduct and his campaign mentality are completely centered around getting extreme amounts of attention, in this case it’s all negative.

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