This presentation took place at the Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington D.C. on June 24th, 2019
The Smithsonian Folk Art Museum says YES to this anti-Trump painting until it was stolen before they could show it. They even traveled to see it, in Raven's case they refused to travel to see the Trump Painting in person before refusing the painting saying it was "No good...!" .https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/02/03/police-giant-anti-trump-sign-stolen-from-front-yard
Anti-Trump Smithsonian @NPGDirector Kim Sajet January 21st, 2017 at Anti-Trump Women's March on D.C. tweeting to official Smithsonian twitter page until a Hatch Act Investigation forced the Smithsonian to change the legal ownership from property belonging to the American People to that of a non-U.S. Citizen in order to protect her biased anti-Trump arbitrary decisions.
2 of 3 Obama portraits displayed for 2013 President Obama inauguration. 2 giant 6x8' Mark Close portraits total square footage nearly identical to The Trump Painting!
Obama 'Hope' poster not taken from life. Director Kim Sajet argued, raised her voice and 'stamped her feet' insisting it was created from a live sitting. Artist Shepherd Fairey was convicted for lying about photoshopping AP photographer Manny Friedman's photo for Obama poster. Smithsonian till today insists Obama poster was created from a live sitting with then candidate Barrack Obama, never retracted lies. Dr. Richard Kurin agreed with Kim Sajet and DOJ has defended the lies until today.
Both political campaign portraits are 'pro' their candidate, how can a portrait be "too pro-Trump"? What arbitrary anti-Trump bias!
The Smithsonian has no problem showing left wing, Democrat political campaign portraits. But the Trump portrait was 'Too political" Both Hillary and Obama's 2008 political art was accepted and/or displayed at the National Portrait Gallery establishing legal precedent for political free speech to be expressed at the portrait gallery. But conservative, Republican right wing political speech is barred as 'too political' in violation of the 1st Amendment to the U.S, Constitution.
Smithsonian will accept as good enough, anti-Trump, mocking cartoon portrait of Trump's economic failure, but refuses positive historic 2015/2016 hand painted election portrait as "NO GOOD!"
When a federal officer, the director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the curator of our American pictorial history can go to a hostile anti-Trump rally and tweet directly to the official Smithsonian Twitter feed and get away with it, you know that the D.C. swamp is far reaching and very deep.
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