Americans love their mythos almost as much as they love their country. But with the appalling lack of civility during this year’s election, a few monsters of our past are returning to wreak havoc.
Today, Donald Trump stood nude in the center of Union Square.
Racist sentiments often coexist with a mythologized past of a pure America inhabited only by white Christian people.
On this week’s art crime blotter: two men tried to steal a copy of a Banksy, a sculptural tribute to Trump was set on fire, and Alec Baldwin accused Mary Boone of selling him the wrong Ross Bleckner painting.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a punk rocker righted the gender imbalance in an exhibition on the genre’s history, two Monets were seized from a Malaysian businessman accused of fraud, and a court ordered artist Orlan to pay Lady Gaga $22,000.
Tucked into a side wall at Postmasters Gallery in Tribeca, as part of a handsome group show called Grayscale, there are five new drawings by William Powhida, one of which is titled “Is Donald Trump an Existential Threat? Or Just A Major Asshole…”
For the first three days of the Republican National Convention, a super-sized version of Donald Trump’s signature coiffure swept its way across Cleveland, inviting anyone to enter its gleaming, golden locks.
In the wake of Donald J. Trump’s official coronation as the Republican presidential nominee for 2016, the art of wall building is reaching new heights.
The beginnings of a wall with Trump’s name on it have emerged along the US-Mexico border, but it is not likely what the presumptive Republican nominee has in mind.
Trump has a micropenis. Trump is a pile of poop with a toupee. Trump is a barf bag. Trump has a face made of menstrual blood.
Some 470 US writers — including big names like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Eggers, Cheryl Strayed, and Pulitzer Prize–winner Junot Díaz — have signed an online petition to oppose the candidacy of Donald Trump for president.
Artist Illma Gore has had her Facebook account suspended, received thousands of death threats from strangers, and faces potential lawsuits for her infamous drawing of a nude Donald Trump — and now she bears the bruises from a physical assault by an anonymous Trump supporter.