October 31, 2016 The Unbiased Writer

trump-loserBarbara Kruger is best known for being the artist that inspired Supreme’s ubiquitous box logo. For the cover of New York‘s Election Issue, Kruger puts her recognizable box logo upon Donald Trump’s face. The magazine’s Editor-in-chief Adam Moss said, ‘ We were drawn to it, in part, for the three ways in which it could be interpreted: as Trump speaking (single word epithets being his specialty); as a description of Trump; and as a call on the election result. On this latter point, who knows – and we confess to being a little rattled when the Comey letter news broke just as were shipping it. But in the end we felt that the power of Kruger’s image transcended any one meaning you could read into it. The issue analyzes many aspects of Trump’s extraordinary candidacy, and an important point is spelled out in the headline we appended to the bottom corner: Trump has already changed America, not much for the better. Which adds a fourth meaning: in that sense we are all losers too.’ New York‘s latest issue is on newsstands now.


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