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Donald Trump: Art of a Demagogue

January 20, 2017

Arts | by Candid Magazine

It’s ‘T-Day’ – a day that could likely go down as the most frightening day in history. Donald Trump is being inaugurated as the forty-fifth president of the United States of America.

To mark the day and to forever be on the right side of history, we have a time capsule of the best Trump art from around the world in our new print issue, fittingly, The Art Issue.

Dickhead (below) by Washington D.C.-based artist, Ian McDermott joins work from famed London illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve, the Middle East’s Saint Hoax, British collage artist, Conor Collins and accidental artist, Lydia Leith who’s Trump Sick Bag is below.


Dickhead., 2016, Archival Inkjet Print, 40 x 60 inches. Image courtesy of the artist © Ian McDermott



Trump Sick Bag. © Lydia Leith, 2016. All rights reserved.


The collection is accompanied by Art of a Demagogue, written by our editor-in-chief, Courtney Blackman:

Still surreal, isn’t it? America shocked that world by electing Donald Trump as its forty-fifth president. The thrice-married, proud philandering, father of five has designs on being the patriarch of the free world, after causing a colossal rift in a population of over three hundred and twenty million people.

He has touted his celebrity status as a means to assault people, gone bankrupt multiple times while simultaneously promoting himself as a genius and business mastermind, and (almost) singlehandedly made bullying, racial discrimination and sexism an approved standard. 

Does Trump actually, truly believe The Donald’s rhetoric? Or is his alarming vernacular simply a bullhorn to incite the media and the public?


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The Candid Team