Artist Marilyn Minter is again in US President Donald Trump's face, teaming up with curator Alison Gingeras and graffiti artist KATSU for a New York City action Tuesday, March 8, International Women's Day in a poster that calls out Trump's on the record statements about women, dubbed Trump's "sexual assault monologue," based on the transcript of the president's hot mic Access Hollywood recording.
AOC posted the viral social media and streets of New York action without knowing who was behind it. We should have known!! Halt Action Group (HAG), the artist-run protest group who previously created the Dear Ivanka campaign
“We felt that the viral presence of the poster—it was all over Twitter and Instagram, and used by well-respected writers and commentators in their posts on women’s issues yesterday—was a potent tool to refute the normalization of the Trump administration,” HAG co-founder and curator Alison Gingeras told artnet News in an email. The piece hopes to combat, “the collective amnesia that can dangerously set in when it comes to Trump’s history of violence (verbal and sexual) towards women.”
Artist Marilyn Minter designed the image for HAG, and graffiti artist KATSU was enlisted to help install the 1,000 or so posters across Manhattan using wheatpaste. A high-resolution copy is available for download on the HAG website in both black-and-white and color, and the group is encouraging everyone to print and distribute the artwork.
“We’re planning on doing it in other cities,” Minter told artnet News in a phone conversation. “We want to be the propaganda wing of the resistance.”