Robin Antar, Make America Great Again, 2017
Dimensions: 7″H x 14″ W x 10″D
Description: No matter where people stand on the spectrum of political left or right, the fate of American working and middle classes is a topic everyone talks about. This piece represents a moment in history that represents this struggle. Trump rose to power because he was able to tap into people’s longing for nostalgia, for the myth of America, for the good old days. This hat is a representation of our time, yet, it is intentionally left white, not the red color that is used in the original hat. The artist left out the color so that we could see the object for what it is.
This work is from Antar’s Realism in Stone series.