Art world rejoices in Biden’s win of US presidency

Art world rejoices in Biden’s win of US presidency

Making the rounds on social media after Biden’s win was Barbara Kruger’s scathing 2016 cover for New York magazine, which superimposed the word “LOSER” across Trump’s screaming face. According to the art critic Jerry Saltz, her post-election work for the paper features a looming black shoe and the words: “This is the end of something.” The Chicago-based artist Nick Cave summed things up with a more resilient view: “You can’t win the country by dividing the country when the country is called the United States.”

“Our long national nightmare is over,” says the artist Deborah Kass, quoting the inauguration speech of former US President Gerald Ford, who took office after Richard Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal. She added another quote, this time from a speech by the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s for the 1980 Democratic National Convention: “The work goes on.” …

By Helen Stoilas, Nancy Kenney & Vincent Noe, The Art Newspaper

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