Jim Carrey submits nightmarish Donald Trump portrait to the Smithsonian
Comedian, actor and artist Jim Carrey is back with his latest masterpiece. Recently he's been on a tear, churning out brutal paintings of various figures in the Trump Administration. These images have angered Trump's diehard fans, who voted for a reality TV show host to be president, but think actors have no right to express their political opinions. However, a lot of people enjoy Carrey's satirical artwork, which is vibrant, topical and wickedly funny.
Over the past few weeks, the Truman Show star has tweeted paintings of a scowling White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, a hellbound Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and a gross depiction of the President's alleged affair with a porn star. He even took on elephant poachers, painting one of the mighty beasts goring two hunters who bear a striking resemblance to Donald Trump's sons. (Both Donald Jr. and Eric enjoy hunting elephants, because they're Bond villains. At the end of Bambi, they cried because Bambi was still alive.)
For his latest work, Carrey painted a portrait of Donald Trump to be submitted to the Smithsonian Museum. At the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, there is an exhibit called "American Presidents," which features portraits of every U.S. commander-in-chief, as well as the first lady. Typically it's a routine ceremony after every President leaves office. However, when Barack and Michelle Obama's portraits were unveiled, they made national news, for their modern, unconventional style. For the first time, two black artists were chosen to create the paintings, and their innovative work won massive acclaim.
Carrey's painting of President Trump is innovative as well, in its own satirical way. On Twitter, he shared the artwork, with the facetious message, "Dear Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery @NPG, I know it’s early but I’d like to submit this as the official portrait of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump. It’s called, 'You Scream. I Scream. Will We Ever Stop Screaming?'" (Not until 2020, Jim.)
The painting depicts Donald Trump sitting down for two scoops of ice cream, that just happen to look like two breasts, with cherries as the nipples. Trump wears an open bathrobe, and rubs his own nipple, moaning in ecstasy, as he prepares to scarf down the dessert. The sexual imagery is a reference to the President's alleged affair with a porn star, as well as the accusations of sexual misconduct from over 15 women. And there's a reason behind the two scoops: Time Magazine reported that at meals, Trump takes two scoops of ice cream, while only allowing everyone else at the table to have one. It is a portrait of indulgence.
Earlier this week, after the Stormy Daniels interview on 60 Minutes, Carrey tweeted another photo of Trump. In this one, the President happily bathes in toxic sewage - a reference to the never-ending cycle of scandals, chaos and corruption that have come to define the Trump Administration. While every presidential administration has its scandals, what we're seeing now is unprecedented. (Which is ironic, considered he promised to do the opposite, and 'drain the swamp.')
Carrey's paintings may not be for everyone, but we can all agree on one thing: They're a lot more entertaining than Dumb And Dumber To.