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9 Funny Alternative Versions Of The Paintings In Trump’s Press Photos

Published 8 months ago

If you’ve never heard of Peculiarium, it’s an art gallery based in Portland, Oregon. Recently, the gallery decided that the White House needs a little makeover and replaced the artwork in the background of Donald Trump’s press photos with something a little more… peculiar.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Mike Wellins of Peculiarium explained that after the election he felt disgusted and couldn’t believe that Trump got elected. “As an artist, I had to do something, so I was cranking out memes to show my anger,” explained the artist. “Is it more for me or for others? I don’t know,  and kind of don’t care, I had to do something. I have black friends, I have Mexican family members, I’m half Jewish, and I have friends all over the world of all countries, and Nationalism is insanity. I think Republicans are out of control and anti-American.”

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Peculiarium, a Portland-based art gallery, recently replaced the paintings in Trump’s press photos with something a little more peculiar


Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Mike says he has always been a fan of cartoons and posters. He knows that people go by imagery now, and says the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” has never been more true than it is now. “So I make memes and political cartoons. It’s an old tradition that goes back to the muck rackers like Upton Sinclair and of course, memes cross all languages and like original cartoons were also meant for those who can’t read… it’s always about hearts and minds, so if I can help with a laugh or a jab or if I can remind the decent people that they aren’t alone, then it’s worth it,” explained the artist.

Check out some more of Mike’s alternative White House art below!

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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