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Deborah Kass’s Trump Is on the Cover of this Week’s New York Magazine

Deborah Kass's Vote Hillary, 2016. MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN FOR ARTNEWS/COURTESY THE ARTIST

Deborah Kass’s Vote Hillary, 2016.

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If the cover of New York magazine this week looks familiar, well, that is because it is. The image is a variant of a work that artist Deborah Kass designed earlier this year in support of Hillary Clinton. New York’s cover reads, “How to Live With, For, and Against Trump’s America” on top of a crop of the original work. (Kass’s hand-written “Vote Hillary” note, previously appearing below Trump’s head, has been removed.)

Kass’s work was inspired by Andy Warhol’s poster for George McGovern’s 1972 failed presidential campaign. Warhol’s image, of course, featured the growling face of McGovern’s opponent and winner of that election, Richard Nixon, who ended up resigning from the presidency in disgrace in 1974.

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