Geoffrey Stein’s “Trump Bankruptcy Portrait”

The Lionheart Gallery
Aug 10, 2016 1:53PM

Stein joins an ever-growing cadre of artists making colorful Trump protest statements. This one uses legal papers from the candidate’s third corporate bankruptcy.


Lionheart Gallery artist Geoffrey Stein has created a striking satirical portrait of Donald Trump—the latest work of political protest art to be featured on The Huffington Post’s “If This Art Could Vote: Artist’s Reflect on America’s Pivotal 2016 Election Season.

A recovering lawyer based in New York City, Stein is an MFA graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art in London. His larger-than-life depiction of Trump uses actual legal papers from the candidate’s third corporate bankruptcy. In the artist’s own words, “The legal papers were perfect to bring some reality to Trump’s increasingly one­-dimensional image: a cartoon character who has never made a mistake or been wrong, always wins and never apologies.”

Stein joins an ever-growing cadre of visual artists making colorful Trump protest statements, some driven by punchlines and shareability, others highlighting Trump’s bigoted and misogynistic statements through alternative media used to mock, and often shock. Here, Stein quite literally makes viewers face facts as they see the oversized amount of paperwork pertaining to Trump’s corporate financial failure—his third out of four bankruptcies. The sheer size of the collage based on available materials is a disturbing and provocative statement in itself.

In an exclusive opportunity for appreciators of political art, a poster of the “Trump Bankruptcy Portrait” can be purchased here

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