Blog / 2017 / Hello Kitty President

November 8, 2017

For more about the first portrait, go here.

The original painting is $2500 plus shipping—see all currently available artworks. There are prints and t-shirts of this piece in my Redbubble shop.

Donald Trump holding a syringe full of bull crap and surrounded by the destruction of his Presidency
Gwenn Seemel
Hello Sh*tty, Available in a White House Near You! (Grab Him by his Pussy.)
2017
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches

Painting the symbol of a bull crapping on the syringe was deeply satisfying to me. To explain: as a woman, society constantly pressures me to be quiet and sweet. While I’ve successfully broken out of the “good little girl” box in many areas of my life, I’ve stayed fairly pretty in my art. For years, I’ve chose to focus on the positive, veering only into the vaguely melancholy now and again. But all that changed with Trump’s response to the protests in Charlottesville last August and my Tiki torch Trump painting.

I’m not sure where this will lead, but the bull taking a dump is me drawing a line. Enough is enough when it comes to the “good little girl” box.

Donald Trump holding a syringe full of bull crap
detail of Hello Sh*tty
UPDATE

April 13, 2019

This piece was supposed to be part of a group exhibition at the public library in Montclair, New Jersey, but the work was taken down when some patrons had negative reactions to the imagery. After the censorship of the painting was featured in various news outlets, including Newsweek, the artwork was reinstalled at the exhibit.


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