In light of the recent election, we decided to move the conversation away from all of the drama, and move it to art! (of course)
While different medias are used to inspire and evoke emotion, political and satirical artwork is no different. Some of the most famous artists in the last century are accredited for their influence on pop culture – take a look at figures like Andy Warhol or Banksy who based their platform on our cultural environment. Now recently, with the election effectively pulling at everybody’s heartstrings, some amazing and thought provoking pieces have emerged on the internet.
Here are a few of our favourites!
"Trump 2016" @realdonaldtrump Original 30" x 30" Painting *Follow & Shop: @mrbabes* #donaldtrump #trump #grabamericabythepussy #trump2016 #trumpmemes #mrbabes #mrbabesart #art #artwork #artist #painting #originalpainting #handpainted #oneofakind #acryliconcanvas #popart #fineart #streetart #urbanart #abstractart #originalart #warholstyle #banksystyle #basquiatstyle #andywarhol #warhol #banksy #basquiat #mrbrainwash #brainwash
This is a piece I did for @joannagoddard that won't be published. It was commissioned 2 weeks ago, and turned in 2 days ago, because we couldn't imagine it any other way. I'll think of a new caption if this haze ever ends—we are determined, or we are still trying. You can go to cupofjo.com for a post about the unused illustrations. Lots of love today and every day <3
In the words of the AMAZING @carinakay… "I’m voting for every woman who has ever been called “too earnest” “too loud” “too opinionated” “too pushy” “too demanding” or “too much, just too much.” For the women who have been guilted, shamed or dismissed because their victories and successes and triumphs made pathetic men feel small. I’m voting for the next generation of girls who deserve to live in a world where they don’t have to constantly fear for their safety, a world where 1 in 4 won’t be raped by the time they graduate college. I’m voting for the little girls who still believe that “pretty” is a measure of success, for little boys who are taught that doing anything “like a girl” is an insult. I’m voting for my female friends of color who are too often left out of the conversation entirely, whose experiences are undermined and ignored. I’m voting for those we’ve lose to suicide because people with small minds and twisted hearts made my friends feel like being queer made them less than, made their very existence wrong. I’m voting for my Muslim-American friends who continue to be treated like the enemy when they are really anything but. I’m voting for the White Helmets in Syria and the bright-eyed, bad ass little girl in Seattle who just got her first bike and helmet and the bad ass little girl across the world that is dreaming about food and a roof and an end to the bombing. For the mother of that little girl who dreams of nothing more than safety for her child. I’m voting for the refugees and the immigrants and those who have forgotten that this is a country built by and for refugees and immigrants. I’m voting for the founding mothers who are mentioned in footnotes if even at all. For the women throughout history who have gone by “anonymous” because the byline of a woman would devalue the words that they had written. I’m voting for the Mexican-American Abuelita that raised me, the woman who came into this country undocumented and cleaned houses and raised other people’s children because she had the audacity to believe that her own children deserved to have a better, brighter life ― that all children do…" Let's make HERstory today.
Goodbye to an era of hope and positive change. America voted and we will have to live with the consequences of our actions. We will never forget the lessons you have taught us and all that you've done for our country. An Obama portrait that took me 16 and a half hours. @barackobama @michelleobama #trump #notmypresident #barackobama #michelleobama #obama #usa #america #godblessamerica #hope #change