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Activist Artists Behind Viral Poster Refuse To Have Presidential Amnesia

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.10.2017 | Arts

On March 8, also known as International Women’s Day, President Donald Trump tweeted a message pledging his “tremendous respect for women and the m...

These Emerging Artists Are More Than Ready To Defend The First Amendment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.24.2017 | Arts

“I love the First Amendment,” President Donald Trump proclaimed on Friday at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference. “Nobody loves it...

Touching Animation Recounts Story Of Obama’s 'Fired Up, Ready To Go' Chant

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2017 | Arts

It was one of those rainy days, when nothing seems to be going the way it’s supposed to go, when Barack Obama first heard the chant “Fired up, rea...

Artists To Ivanka Trump: We Need To Talk About Your 'Daddy'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.08.2016 | Arts

“Dear Ivanka,” reads a letter to President-elect Donald Trump’s daughter, published in Artforum earlier this week. “We need to talk about your...

Gardar Eide Einarsson: The Violence Under the Surface

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.06.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"I've lost the youthful naivetyé that leads me to think authorities should be torn down. I see it as an on-going negotiation." Norweaygian- born Gard...

Man Who Lied About Being Banksy Says He Helped Elect Trump

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts

The Washington Post published an interview on Thursday with Paul Horner, a 38-year-old whose life’s work is creating and spreading viral hoaxes. Mos...

21 Artists On What It Means To Make Art In The Time Of Trump

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.18.2016 | Arts

Being an artist today means something very different than it did just two weeks ago. As the nation collectively struggles to come to terms with what a...

Illustration Of Hillary Hard At Work Takes On New Meaning After Loss

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts

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 imagi...

Here Are The Beautiful Illustrations Giving Us Life This Election

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts

Happy election, readers! It’s hard to believe we are finally reaching that glorious finish line. As we do, artists and illustrators all over the cou...

Performance Artist Stalked Trump For A Year And Developed An Interesting Theory

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts

The image above shows two men. One is the well-known real estate magnate, reality television star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. ...

Shepard Fairey's New Art Blatantly Condemns 'Demagogue' Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.07.2016 | Arts

I’ve been a big fan of the band #FranzFerdinand since they first hit the scene in 2003. I met the Franz guys at a gig in L.A. a few years ago and me...

Le Tigre Reunites In Full Pantsuit Glory To Deliver A Pro-Hillary Anthem

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 10.19.2016 | Arts

As a nation, we may never discover who took the bomp from the bompalompalomp, but we do know for sure that Le Tigre is definitively #WithHer. The elec...

'Why I Want To F**k Donald Trump' Reflects The Real Anger Of This Election

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts

Warning: As our headline hints, this art show features strong language and very explicit imagery that might not be safe for work. Since the very beg...

Art & Politics: If This Art Could Vote

Adam Sheetz | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Adam Sheetz

2016 has presented us with a loathsome display of political discourse. It has left us to face the nightmarish reality that, for as far as we have com...

Political Haunted House Still Isn't As Frightening As Real Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts

In “Doomocracy,” an art happening ominously described as a political haunted house that aims to “aims to shock, amuse, provoke, even disturb,”...

'I Want A Dyke For President' Billboard Sends A Powerful Message

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts

“I want a dyke for president,” reads the rendering for a 20-by-30-foot public artwork in downtown Manhattan. “I want a person with AIDS for pres...

Brace Yourself, A Pro-Trump Art Show Is Headed To New York City

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. Brace yourself, Williamsburg. A pro-Trump art show, featuring the work of enfant terrible Martin Shk...

Artists Will Not Stop Tormenting America With Nude Trump Statues

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.16.2016 | Arts

Warning: Photos of naked Donald Trump statues lie ahead. Read on at your own risk. Anonymous street artist collective Indecline, still high off the ...

NYC Parks Department Responds To Trump Sculpture With Sick Burn

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts

New Yorkers breathed a collective sigh of relief around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday when a seriously foul sculpture of Donald Trump with his junk out was re...

'Hope' Poster Artist Takes On This Year's Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts

Back in 2008, the words used to describe the presidential election ― or more specifically, the campaign of Barack Obama ― included “hope,” “...

The Most Controversial Art Of The 2016 Election So Far

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 08.12.2016 | Arts

With great controversy often comes great art, and this election season is no exception. Dozens of pieces featuring Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and t...

31 Tremendous, Classy, Very Terrific Portraits Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

If nothing else, this election season is providing Americans with a vast trove of drawings, portraits and comics inspired by GOP presidential nominee ...

Our Insane Election, As Seen Through 131 Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

Introducing HuffPost’s election art project, If This Art Could Vote. Explore dozens of works of art about the 2016 presidential election, or submit ...

Andrea Bowers' Activist Aesthetics: 'Triumph Of Labor' At Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Lita Barrie | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

Andrea Bowers, The Triumph of Labor, 2016 Photo courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Andrea Bowers is a political artist who makes art...

Muppet Version Of Bernie Sanders Is The Best Political Art Of Our Time

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts

If you discover the hashtag #FeelTheMuppet, you will inevitably stumble upon an orange-colored puppet with a distinctive blue nose, white shag hairdo ...