About the Book
A lot of photos ended up in albums, but many more were left in envelopes and boxes.
As someone who often uses collage I took many of these photos, cut them apart, and reassigned the pieces and juxtaposed people, places, and things together that in reality were disconnected impossibilities. White robed men in turbans from Sudan, for example, were suddenly standing next to a Balinese Temple alongside a Dutch water way filled with fishing boats on a river in East Pakistan.
Impossible, implausible, and unlikely, yes. But that's the beauty of imagination.
As an artist for over forty odd years, my biggest gig so far has been as the official White House Portraitist. During the past two years, I have had the privilege of painting our DearLeader over a couple dozen times looking his authoritarian best in all kinds of remarkable settings. And now, after much anticipation, I have finally assembled those paintings into a 48 page full-color book that includes personal commentaries, as well. It has been truly an inspiration to be so close and present with the man with the golden touch, who in every sense of the phrase, is Making America Great Again.