Sunday, February 5, 2017

February, 2017: Trump The Superman: Swallows Gold And Spits Tin

A few updates are in store, as it's been a while since I last posted. So let's get to it!

Here's my latest project that I'm working one, inspired by our recent election, here in the land of the Free, and home of the Crazed:

Trump The Superman: Swallows Gold And Spits Tin

This 8"X10" work is inspired by John Heartfield's original poster from 1932, as seen below, with a description from the Official John Heartfield Exhibition site: John Heartfield. My piece pays homage to the original, while attending to the current regime recently elected into office in the United States of America, and has been largely worked upon in local coffee shops and pubs, utilizing coffee and beer to wet the watercolor paint. 

Adolf Der Übermensch: Schluckt Gold und redet Blech

(Adolf The Superman: Swallows Gold And Spits Tin)

Curator’s Comment:
John Heartfield’s photomontage of Adolf Hitler with his chest and belly full of gold from his financial supporters is one of the artist’s most famous images.
Heartfield instantly visually makes it clear that the führer can perform a miracle of political alchemy. Hitler is able to convert financial contributions from war investors into nonsense into order to stir up the people.
This montage of Hitler was originally an AIZ Magazine Cover. It was a count, a member of the German nobility, who saw the need for this montage to be reproduced as a poster and to be distributed throughout a Berlin under the shadow of the Nazi Party.