If Trumps administration wants women in the White House to 'dress like a woman', what does this (male?) administration have in mind? So I wondered how Trump would look like dressed like a woman. How would he ‘ordeal’ himself as a woman of his age with his figure? So I gave him women's clothes with pastel on newspaper photographs. As I did with some other presidential guys as well.
The first series of pastels was made on the occasion of the fundraising Nasty Women Exhibition Amsterdam. The revenues of this exhibition (with nearly 200 artists participating) were donated to (amongst other charity funds) She Decides, a fund established by Dutch minister Ploumen to support organizations dedicated to planned parenthood and women's rights. By selling my Trump-pastels I made Trump contribute to these organizations in spite of his ban on public support for them. Other pastels in the series were sold at the fundraising Nasty Women Exhibition Mexico.
Some of my new series are on show at the Nasty Women Exhibition London (from Sept. 21st until Oct. 1st). There’s a lot to strive for these days where misogynist attitudes seem encouraged by the Trump administration not just in the US.
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