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Making America Great Again..in London | Roads-2-Roam.com

Making America Great Again..in London

A great game for Short fingered vulgarians

A great game for Short fingered vulgarians.

Dahlings, An LA artist Ilma Gore, has made a picture of Donald Trump and it’s is not in sidewalk chalk. Ah, there’s nice you may say for a fan to paint a picture of their hero.

There’s a bit more to the story than that – she painted him naked.  Yes – starkers; Nude;In his birthday suite; in the nip; Bare bollock naked ! 

Except the Don didn’t pose à la Lucien Freud for Ilma- It was her impression of the Don where the painting is a bit of a political statement and that painting has now been valued at $1m.

The politics to it all is that she has not made Donald’s Johnson Yuuugge but he is featured with a micropenis.  From her Facebook page “My latest painting “Make America Great Again” Because no matter what is in your pants, you can still be a big prick.” Little hands and all that.

Of course Mr Trump has a thick skin and used to taking satire in his stride, so he laughs it off.

Except that last sentence may not be true and in another Freud reference (Sigmund this time), apparently the Trump Legal team have threatened the artist if she sells it in the US.  Google and ebay have de-listed the painting after an anonymous report of copyright violation under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Hmm, if she painted it, what copyright violation is that ? But this appears to be war.

Donald Duck yes but what the heck has Donald’s Dick got to do with Travel? Hang on, hang on. I will get there.

You see the painting is being shown in a small London art gallery – the Maddox Gallery – that is outside the jurisdiction (or is that jurisdicktion) of the US and the painting has now become a minor tourist attraction. From their website:

Illma Gore’s Make America Great Again – an 11″X 14″ oil and pastel piece of confident-looking presidential hopeful Donald Trump – is generating international debate and polarising opinions, thanks in part to one small detail…

It is currently on show at the Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London. The work has been incredibly well received, attracting crowds and even causing queues to form outside the gallery. It is certainly generating positive debate, and the story has captured the imagination of the media worldwide.

The artwork has been banned in certain sectors of the US, removed several times from social media due to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice, and removed from eBay. However, the artwork is currently available to view at Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London.

For those wishing to go there – their address is 9 Maddox Street, Mayfair.  Opening times Monday – Friday between 10am – 6pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Of course the Maddox Gallery is are not being truly altruistic in their motives but are trying to peddle ‘art’ to ‘investors’.

Illma Gore’s piece is just one of many artworks available to view and purchase at Maddox Gallery. Investing in emerging contemporary artists such as Illma Gore can potentially provide huge long-term returns, and investment prices at Maddox Gallery start from as little as £5,000.

Blooming amateurs.Haven’t they learned anything? If they are going to be talking up things they are mis-selling it – It is Yuuuugge not huge.

Your fired !

Ciao for now,


Previously Queen of Egypt and being romantically linked to both Julius Caesar and later Mark Antony, Cleo is master of social politics.. No stranger to courting scandal, Cleo is Roam’s commentator on society and travel. Her Unique 'BC' viewpoint and friends of everybody, Cleo brings a fresh 'AD' way of looking at travel that stodgy old travel media cannot bring.