Hank Willis Thomas, Shepard Fairey and Carrie Mae Weems among artists behind Enough of Trump campaign
The project aims to inspire people to vote in the upcoming US election, offering artworks by renowned artists to download and share.
- Jenny Brewer
- 23 July 2020
- Reading Time
- 2 minute read
A group of renowned artists and designers have created artworks for a new campaign called Enough of Trump, which are free to download and share, and hope to inspire people to vote in the upcoming US election. Featured artists include Shepard Fairey, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Ed Ruscha, Takaaki Matsumoto and Christine Sun Kim, and their works follow the theme of the campaign’s mission, saying they’ve had enough of the Trump era and the US president’s “racism, lies and corruption”.
Carrie Mae Weems not only contributed multiple works to the campaign but played a key role in its organisation. In a video piece, she says “I love this country and what it stands for… but under Trump, I’ve simply had enough. Enough of his blind narcissism, selfishness and self-dealing, enough of the lack of leadership, guidance, grace, common decency, moral authority and abuse of power. Enough of the cruelty, the mockery, the lack of empathy and the disregard of human life.” She continues: “If you’ve had enough of the shame and what’s being said and done in your name, then it’s time to vote in 2020.”
Other artists involved include Sam Messer, Alyson Shotz, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Cayetano Valenzuela, Amalia Mesa Bains, Richard Serra and Deborah Kass. Artists are encouraged to submit their own pieces to the collection, which can include any medium including visual arts, poetry or music. The project is organised by non-profit advocacy group People for the American Way, who will be displaying the artworks in public spaces such as billboards, closed shop fronts and union halls, as well as social media, leading up to the November election.
Signed, limited edition prints of the pieces by Ruscha and Serra are being sold to raise money for the campaign.