Trump’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ Portrait Of Presidents Gets ‘More Likely’ Redesign
By Mikelle Leow, 30 Nov 2018
Video screenshot via 60 Minutes
Back in October, it was discovered that US president Donald Trump had hung a portrait of himself, along with former Republican presidents, in the White House. Even though he was apparently “very complimentary” of the artwork, it was immediately likened to the tacky Dogs Playing Poker painting.
The fantasy piece, titled The Republican Club, was painted by political artist Andy Thomas, and features a slimmer interpretation of Trump chumming up with former presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and the two George Bushes.
Some might find that the depiction is nowhere near the truth; New York-based artist and activist Michael D’Antuono is one of them. He has thus created a “more likely” portrayal of what might have happened if the presidents were to gather at a table.
The artist calls his reworking, Party Pooper, and whereas its predecessor presents a more good-natured context, this version has past presidents flipping the finger at a confused, weightier Trump.
Seen in the backdrop is the iconic Trump Baby balloon, in addition to copious protest banners.
“Somehow, I don’t expect the president to hang this one,” D’Antuono surmised. Check out both before-and-after portraits below.
Original The Republican Club painting, hung in the White House
How did the painting get to the White House?— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 15, 2018
Why does Trump look nearly as svelte as Dwight Eisenhower?
Is he drinking a Diet Coke!?
WHAT IS LINCOLN SAYING TO TRUMP!?https://t.co/w8O0NCPRcF pic.twitter.com/aP4Zsz9fpL
Michael D’Antuono’s reimagination, Party Pooper
This is Lincoln telling Trump "You can fool some of the people all of the time, but if you lie all of the time, #Mueller's gonna get cha'." #MichaelCohen #FelixSater #Putin #Moscow #TrumpTower pic.twitter.com/VD1nawuxbG— Michael D'Antuono (@ArtAndResponse) November 29, 2018
[via Michael D’Antuono, images via various sources]
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