Las Vegas Review Journal photographer Benjamin Hagen used cautious depth of field for these photos of Trump bobble heads.
DEAL OF THE ART: The design of a naked Trump statue for Indecline that made meme headlines in August are now available as ceramic bobbleheads. Micheal Scott Davidson pens a story on investor Richard Schwartz's deal with Las Vegas sculptor Joshua Monroe.
The bobbleheads, made in China, are 9 inches tall — about eight-and-a-half times shorter than the statues. They’re on sale on Amazon and eBay for $35, including shipping.
The project is not a protest it seems, but more of an entrepreneur response to the incoming administration. ADD: In the story Monroe reveals he is working on collaboration with Los Angeles-based Plastic Jesus, a project that still in stealth mode.
MORE PLASTIC JESUS: The Los Angeles artist created some stickers that respond to certain dossier allegations.
Poster by Shepard Fairey / ObeyGiant.com via Amplifier Foundation
HOPE OVER AND OUT: Shepard Fairey’s talks with PBS about his inauguration protest posters that are not using Trump's image.
MORE VOICES: Before Trump takes office January 20, protest art by women is a growing movement, reports VICE.
DESERT LINK: One of the shows aimed at promoting feminist activism was "Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite," an exhibition with works donated by Arizona artists. It raised $11,000 for Planned Parenthood, reports AZCentral.
REFUNDED BIG PAY DAY: “It was just an honest way for me to protest,” Mr. (Richard) Prince said. “It was a way of deciding what’s right and wrong. And what’s right is art, and what’s wrong is not art. I decided the Trumps are not art.” NYTIMES
BLOOD TYPE: Artist Illma Gore and INDECLINE are collaborating on a murals painted with blood donated by like-minded protestors to protest Trump. VIDEO.
ANOTHER NOTE: If you recall, Illma Gore is the artist behind the illustration of a nude Trump that got attention in May, easily an be considered a visual reference to the Indecline statue project.
VOX looks at the J20 Art Strike as a "tricky situation to navigate: On the one hand, as Oates points out, closing cultural institutions would leave many people without a space in which to retreat," writes Alissa Wilkinson. "But strikes have their own historical and cultural resonance, reminding people that artists and cultural institutions do perform a labor essential to the flourishing of a society. There’s no one clear solution."
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