At the bottom of this famous portrait of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is this Mussolini quote.
“I will change the face of Italy in the next 15 years so that no one will recognize it again.”
When Donald Trump spoke about excluding Muslims from entering the United States in 2015, Heartfield’s grandson felt compelled to remix his grandfather’s famous portrait of Benito Mussolini into the new face of fascism in America. This image of Trump went viral on social media. It was featured during the curator’s presentation in the Collage Museum at the 2016 DADA WORLD FAIR in San Francisco, sponsored by City Lights Bookstore.
It is crystal clear that Donald Trump intends to change the face of American democracy so that no one will recognize it again.