National art critic Ben Davis has named TRUMPMANIA: The Exhibit among his list of "Art that Mattered from the 2016 Election."
Davis writes, "'Whether you’re riding the #TrumpTrain or moving to Canada, we’ve curated a collection of artwork and artifacts that you’re sure to enjoy,' boasted the website of TRUMPMANIA, a touring art show that toured New York state, from Syracuse to NYC to Rochester, before ending its run at something called “Politicon” in Pasadena in June."
"Fare included a spin on Fairey’s Obama poster featuring Clinton and the word 'LIAR' (instead of 'HOPE'); Trumped Picasso, featuring Trump’s face in a sort-of Cubist style; and T-shirts that say 'Grab Them by the P**** Trump 2016,” which may be criticism of the candidate, though it’s difficult to imagine anyone, from any side, wearing them," Davis added.
TRUMPMANIA was created and curated by Prof. Anthony J. Rotolo. The exhibit featured work from an international group of artists, several of whom appeared individually on Davis' list of significant works. TRUMPMANIA artists named in the review included Sarah Levy, Illma Gore, Hanksy and Fernando Sosa, alongside notable names like Carrie Mae Weems, Barbara Kruger and others.
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