THE DONALD DECK IS ON SALE NOW: THE ART OF OUR TIMES
OH SAY POsters On sale Friday June 16, 2017 (6:30 -8 p.m.)
About The Donald Deck
The Donald Deck began as a series of editorial cartoons created by Nationally Syndicated Illustrator and Cartoonist Nancy Ohanian during the 2016 Presidential election for the Tribune Content Agency (formerly the Chicago Tribune Syndicate) and later for Washington’s CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART (CK/RFA) gallery, which showed Nancy’s cartoons and drawings during and after The Donald’s Inauguration last January.
The first two cards were of Candidate Trump as the Joker, or wild card, created during the run-up to the Election, and Hillary Clinton as the Queen of Hearts, an image that all-too-accurately suggested Clinton’s strengths and vulnerabilities as a candidate. Of course, we all know what happened: The Joker trumped the Queen (with a little help from the Russians).
Ohanian created two more playing cards, the Putin Ace of Spades and the Bernie Sanders King of Diamonds, especially for the CK/RFA exhibit, which was titled The Joker is Wild: The Art of Nancy Ohanian.
The four playing card cartoons were wildly popular with visitors who came to see Ohanian’s work at the Krause Gallery---and it didn’t take long for The Artist and The Gallerist to decide there should be a real Deck of playing cards, each with a different Ohanian cartoon on its face, to remind card players (and non-card players, too) that entrusting Donald Trump with the High Office of President of the United States is truly gambling with our country’s present and future.
If only we can shuffle the Deck before it’s too late!