September 23 2016

Image of #ArtforHillary

Picture: Jeff Koons

Artists are lending their support to Hillary Clinton by selling works under the hashtag #ArtforHillary. Marvellous. But probably Jeff Koons' effort, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), above, is the sort of thing Donald Trump would have on his wall. 

More on Koons' Gazing Ball series in this guffy video here.

Update - perhaps I'm being too harsh. It seems Trump doesn't like any art at all, according to this piece in ArtNews by M. H. Miller. The article is well worth a click, but here are a few gems:

Commenting on a work by Chris Ofili, he said:

“It’s not art. It’s absolutely gross, degenerate stuff.” Note the word “degenerate.” There was, of course, another politician who used that adjective to describe works of art that offended him.

Not surprising from the man who allegedly kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed.

And Trump was once taken to Moma to look at a Warhol:

Trump arrives in a foul mood, and tosses his overcoat and some binders onto a Donald Judd floor piece, apparently mistaking it for a conference table.

Update II - by the way, AHN predicts a Trump victory in November. 

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