Taxpayer funded Anti-Trump artwork. ($10,000!)
Updated: Mar 30, 2019
Artist Jim Denomie has created quite the uproar with his 8 x 10 foot painting "Standing Rock 2016". Take a closer look. In the bottom right hand corner, a clearly depicted President Donald J. Trump is groping the breast & crotch of a woman (lady justice) along with many other disturbing images. I am all about free speech but this disgusting, disgraceful imagery was, believe it or not, TAXPAYER FUNDED. It is currently on display along with the entire "Standing Rock Paintings" collection in a Minneapolis, Minnesota art gallery.
Mr. Denomie (Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/jimdenomie) received a $10,000 grant to fund this project from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The funds came from 2 sources. $5,625 from the National Endowment for the Arts & $4,375 from the state's general fund. The project did not receive any funding from state sales tax.
Artist: Jim Denomie "STANDING ROCK PAINTINGS" (the entire collection) is on display until 04/06/2019 at Bockley Gallery 2123 W 21st St Minneapolis, MN 55405 phone: 612-377-4669