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INDECLINE Unveils Oscar Wilde-Inspired Trump Mural

By David Jenison

The artist collective INDECLINE is no fan of Donald Trump. Their myriad of public expressions on the matter grew by one more this past week as INDECLINE partnered with LA-based artist Zoueh for a large-scale mural located at 7753 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. The piece, titled The Picture of Donald J. Trump, is an aesthetic personification of the 19th-century Oscar Wilde book The Picture of Dorian Gray, in which the titular character (and his portrait) slowly changes from majestic to grotesque according to the nature of his actions. 

Describing the performative experience of the Donald Trump mural, art historian Lizy Dastin wrote, "Painted in a grisaille palette, Zoueh's depiction of Trump was presidential—even regal—and rendered on a befittingly monumental scale. As the weeks went by, Zoueh returned to the mural seven additional times to make alterations, which, little by little, shifted the visual modality from Trump's benign outer appearance to the toxically malignant inner mechanisms of his soul. In the final iteration, the truth of Trump is at last revealed."

No one knows for sure what the future holds for Trump, but the book certainly didn't end well for Dorian Gray.

Photo and video credit: INDECLINE.

 

 

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