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Mao Trump, 2016

Screenprint and acrylic on canvas
54 1/2 × 40 in
138.4 × 101.6 cm
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Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Mao, Knowledge Bennett’s painting titled Mao Trump is a pastiche of the …

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Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Mao, Knowledge Bennett’s painting titled Mao Trump is a pastiche of the 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump superimposed over the face of the infamous Chinese dictator Mao Zedong. The obvious inference is the comparison of Trump to a dictator rather than the leader of the free world. The …

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Signed and dated in black marker on verso "Knowledge Bennett 2016"
Knowledge Bennett
American, b. 1976
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Inspired by 1960s Pop Art, Knowledge Bennett remixes Andy Warhol’s iconic silkscreens with the celebrities of today, creating graphic portraits of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Donald Trump that range from playful to political. Bennett is most known for his “Cojones” series, which casts audacious figures in a crotch-grabbing pose, appropriated from Janette Beckman’s 1989 photograph of Hip Hop artist Slick Rick. “In today’s world of social media saturation, people’s attention spans are at an all time low,” explains Bennett, “The visual artist must present something so arresting, enabling his/her statement to literally stop people in their tracks.”

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Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Mao, Knowledge Bennett’s painting titled Mao Trump is a pastiche of the …

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Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Mao, Knowledge Bennett’s painting titled Mao Trump is a pastiche of the 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump superimposed over the face of the infamous Chinese dictator Mao Zedong. The obvious inference is the comparison of Trump to a dictator rather than the leader of the free world. The …

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Signed and dated in black marker on verso "Knowledge Bennett 2016"
Knowledge Bennett
American, b. 1976
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Inspired by 1960s Pop Art, Knowledge Bennett remixes Andy Warhol’s iconic silkscreens with the celebrities of today, creating graphic portraits of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Donald Trump that range from playful to political. Bennett is most known for his “Cojones” series, which casts audacious figures in a crotch-grabbing pose, appropriated from Janette Beckman’s 1989 photograph of Hip Hop artist Slick Rick. “In today’s world of social media saturation, people’s attention spans are at an all time low,” explains Bennett, “The visual artist must present something so arresting, enabling his/her statement to literally stop people in their tracks.”

Mao Trump, 2016

Screenprint and acrylic on canvas
54 1/2 × 40 in
138.4 × 101.6 cm
Bidding closed
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