A friendly debate with a supportive UNLV officer began when suggested the campus security may be keeping UNLV from having the same presence as Hofstra University and Washington University during the first two debates. The campus invested quite a bit to be noticed nationally. "We are on full lockdown," said the officer, then explaining there is a free speech zone. There is. It's called a Public Expression Area. and it is touted as "not far from Thomas & Mack Center." It's too far for news cameras. News outlets like to use activated public space as a backdrop during debate coverage spin cycles.
Then I saw news media, both rigged and not rigged, do want access to students on campus, despite the major restrictions. 'Major TV news networks invite students to become part of history as they document the third and final presidential debate" is the subhead in a release from the UNLV News Center.
For those just climbing out of a cave, the Final Presidential Debate is October 19 at UNLV.
Now on to some debate spoofs and street art.
"Watch 'SNL' Debate Sketch That Donald Trump Called a 'Hit Job' " I Rolling Stone
HILLARY BILLARY vs. DOLLAR DONALD
Economist has a rundown on campaign related political art, including Mark Wagner’s collage of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made entirely of banknotes.
"The Sordid Irony of a Pro-Trump Art Show" in NY I Hyperallergic
'Bushwick Collective Mural Is Wynwood's Latest Anti-Trump Artwork"' I Miami New Times
Art Wing Conspiracy
It's not easy finding street art supporting Trump. There is Art Wing Conspiracy. They ride the idealistic Apple branding to influence voters that the Trump movement is revolutionary idealism. What keeps me from considering this as original are recollections that the concept of a silhouette used as an apple bite was done a few times when Steve Jobs passed away I Brietbart
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a measure, according to Brietbart, to "punish Republican nominee for president Donald Trump by summarily removing the honorary street sign posted on a portion of Wabash Avenue to honor the real estate mogul’s Chicago Trump Towers property."
Mana Contemporary, a Jersey City art complex, which displayed an INDECLINE nude Donald Trump statue on their roof, installed this billboard by Brazilian artist Sipros I NJ.com
TRUMP double-sided poster by Robbie Conal are being pasted around the US. Signed lithographs are being sold online by the artist.
"Mr. Trump would've enjoyed the 17th century, the tumult, the divine right of kings, the suppression of Parliament. Vituperation was normal discourse, the idea of privileged sexual aggression was common in high places, money flowed freely, rich men commissioned great monuments to themselves."
- Garrison Keillor October 15, 2016.
Trump and Clinton are paired up in "Trump X Hillary: I Love To Hate You" by Brazilian artist and graphic designer Butcher Billy. "The project consists of a series of diptychs, each one presenting the candidates as different pop culture characters whose relationship is defined by a potent mixture of affection and enmity" I AV Club
"Jerry Saltz Responds to Being Called 'The Donald Trump of Art Social Media' " I ArtSpace
Found online. Washington DC location cited as "U Street NW." Artist unknown.
LAST ADD: A Naked Hillary statue in New York wasn't met with the same and selfie love as naked Trump. A brawl begin I NYMAG:
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