Cut paper, collage, and mixed media on wood panel, 30 x 24 inches
Brezinka was one of two artists commissioned by the Washington Post for their 2017 inauguration cover. The image was later considered for publication in retrospect of Trump's first 100 days in office. However, the art was pulled and never published.
Although grateful for this assignment, Brezinka quickly found himself at the crossroads where creativity and conscience collide.
READ MORE in this Nashville Arts Magazine interview.
"Portraiture is the most personal – and certainly the most psychological – of art forms. It may even be the most political." – Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery
One of the most interesting items used in this portrait is a small piece of the original iconic bright red cape with the big yellow "S" patch affixed to the back that Christopher Reeve wore as he portrayed Superman in the blockbuster film. It was provided to Brezinka by a friend who is a major collector of all things interesting - antique books, fine art, cars and such. It has been used as a portion of Trump's red tie. Many Americans believe that Donald Trump can save The United States and is in some way, their Superman. See photos of the original cape shown right.
Many thanks to the folks at the Washington Post for 10+ years of continued assignments. I am very grateful.