Washington, D.C. (eTruePolitics) – Despite anticipated opposition from the Trump administration, the National Endowment of the Arts today unveiled the sculpture “Praeses Stultus 2017” (“President Foolish”) which will occupy the public exhibition space in front of NEA headquarters for the next three months.
Maybe. The gold-plated, bound to be controversial sculpture, will doubtless anger the image conscious White House and is seen as particularly risky since the Trump administration has declared its intention to drastically defund the iconic arts organization.
“We understand President Trump’s favorite art often embraces themes of personal struggle,” said an NEA docent who requested anonymity because she feared for her life, “and we hope he will view ‘Praeses Stultus 2017’ in that context.
“That said, though we find ‘Praeses’ elegant, evocative and deeply resonant, we understand that art is in the eye of the beholder.”
The name of the sculptor, who is said to be in hiding, has not been made public.
Photo illustration by Ray Dougela