West Contemporary have announced the launch of a new collection of highly collectable artworks, with 20% of the profit from all sales going towards their #masksforNHS fundraiser, set up via GoFundMe to raise money for much needed FFP3 masks for NHS staff.
Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump includes numerous artists whose work collectively comments on the intersection of American politics and the over-sexualized cult of celebrity, as well as the sensationalism surrounding politics, crystallized in this election.
Antony Micallef‘s visceral paintings loom from the walls of Lazarides gallery’s central London space, large canvases exploding with a riot of colour and deranged brushstrokes. Titled ‘Self’, this suite of paintings are an ironic comment on the social media-saturated contemporary culture that places so much emphasis on the cult of celebrity and the modern-day autograph: the ‘Selfie’.
Damien Hirst, Paul Fryer, David Bailey and Joana Vasconcelos are the latest artists to confirm participation in Art Wars – an exhibition of Stormtrooper helmets transformed into works of art by artists including Yinka Shonibare, Inkie, Mat Collishaw, Mr.BrainWash, Ben Eine, Antony Micallef, Oliver Clegg and Jake and Dinos Chapman.