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A batch of expertly photoshopped images of Donald Trump are making a splash online. Each features Trump in the foreground and one of the stately portraits adorning the walls of the White House in the background, with the images of their historic figures tweaked to ridicule the current head of state.
In one, Andrew Jackson facepalms as he listens to Trump make a phone call. In another, a frowning George Washington gives his 44th successor the finger during a speech. Elsewhere, Alexander Hamilton pantomimes committing suicide during an Oval Office photo opportunity. Rounding out the quartet of fed-up statesmen is Thomas Jefferson, who mocks Trump’s self-satisfied behavior in a meeting. In three of the images, Trump’s US flag lapel pin has been changed to a Russian flag, a reference to the ongoing investigations into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.
Whoever did this is a damn genius. pic.twitter.com/htTVbET6c2
— Enzo A Moray (@JaimsVanDerBeek) October 20, 2017
A tweet of the four images by Seattle-based wrestling apparel designer @JaimsVanderBeek — in which he claims not to know who made them — went viral yesterday. Though this new batch of images featuring adulterated paintings seems especially well suited to the current, portrait-obsessed US President, it is hardly the first time a fantastic photoshopper has used her digital brush to tease Trump.
Here We Are! is an expansive exhibition exploring the role of women in furniture design, fashion design, industrial design, and interior design.
The photograph of Mahal, taken in 1872 while she was interned and dispossessed, raises questions of consent.
Large-scale installations by artist and adobera Joanna Keane Lopez and olfactory-acoustic sculptures by Oswaldo Maciá will be on view starting October 1.
Weems’s essay is excerpted from Ways of Hearing: Reflections on Music in 26 Pieces.
Freelance writer Rona Akbari partnered with artist Aishwarya Srivastava for a print sale fundraiser to support Afghan nationals who are facing illness and starvation.
Over 125 artist studios, galleries, and exhibition spaces open their doors to the public for this year’s Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, taking place from September 30 through October 3.