On Monday, May 1, artist Oliver Wasow opens a one week show his Rogue’s Gallery of Trump and his motley crew at Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects in New York City. He’s been sharing them one at a time on Facebook. I asked him what motivated him to create the work.
“This series was born out of an inability to find meaning in the studio in my other work. I felt kind of numb and lost after the election and there was a cathartic value to making this work. They were made for social media, meant to be sent out into the world as a way to seek confirmation that I wasn’t alone and that others saw these people through the same lens I did.
It was fun to paint with a broad brush and give myself over to overt caricature. And truth be told, not much tweaking is required to bring out the monster in these people, they are a brutish looking lot.“
I’d have to agree. Here’s YOUR chance to see them framed in a gallery setting and even take one home, if you could stand to have one on your wall. Sorry Oliver, they are awful to begin with, but you did your job TOO well.
All proceeds go to benefit the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. For more info go here.