Fischl Gives Out Trump Posters

For his new London exhibition, Eric Fischl is giving away a free poster of President Trump with the red nose of a clown. The same image also appears in one of the show’s more disquieting paintings, Worry (2017), in which a small girl and a man—who bears an ominous, if coincidental resemblance to Harvey Weinstein—stand in her bedroom surrounded by sinister toys with the image of the clown-Trump bizarrely on one wall. According to Fischl, the election of Trump is the “last ditch effort of white male power to assert itself—that’s why we are now governed by the basest, most oafish, idiotic white leader, who is the most full of shit.” But although he regards this poster image as depicting the state of the US right now, rather than the president per se.

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