Showing posts with label Mug shot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mug shot. Show all posts

September 5, 2023

The Mug shot story about a picture of a haughty head has legs. Is there a tear or drop of sweat in the viral version by graffiti artist Chris Veal? I have the answer!


Above from the artist, Chris Veal's Instagram:

I had to.....100 degrees and Muggy out. Such a fun morning getting into it. Thanks to everyone that stopped by @billyheath and @fox5atlanta. Wanna give a HUGE thanks to George Soros for the gig. You the man.
#trump #trumpmugshot #gop#libtard #sorosmoney#trump2024 #electionfraud#Maga #djt#donaldtrump#beltline

You can follow him on Instagram here.

Just before the painting was started:

Here's a short vidio of him painting the mural:

Clearly the mug shot has mutated. Here's another example from NewsCorpse:

Here's a verison from my Sept. 3rd blog:

I wanted to put this story to bed. I really did, three blogs about the damn thing seems plenty to me. 

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But then this popped up on HUFFPOST this morning about one of Satan's fawning spawns:

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For those who aren't familiar with all the Fox News show hosts, Jesse Watters was competing with Tucker Carlson for who was the top smarmy sleaze ball even befor Carlson was fired.

He glommed onto this story demonstrating as I wrote the other day how the photo of a head really has developed (media) legs.

This is part of Watter's take on the mug shot and the rendition of it by artist Veal:

“The mug shot’s up on the side of buildings in the inner city. The 2016 phenomenon is happening all over again,” the prime time anchor, who has said Trump looked “good” and “hard” in the image, gushed over footage of Veal painting the piece.

“Trump won that election because of a laser-like focus on the forgotten man,” Watters continued. “A bond was formed back then that can never be broken.”
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From the article in HUFFPOST:

“When I saw how Fox spun my piece being painted I honestly thought, ‘Man, they’re good,’” Veal told HuffPost on Tuesday.

“I didn’t get mad,” he continued. “I was more interested to see firsthand exactly how they operate and take advantage of their viewers.”

Images of the unfinished artwork have since gone viral among conservatives.

“To see it spreading all over right-wing media is wild,” said Veal.

“Many people lack basic media literacy and these outlets know it and use it,” he added. “This is just another case of their propaganda and lying to their viewers. I hope one day people learn to see through it all.”

As for why he painted the piece?

“I honestly knew it would be an iconic image the second it was taken,” he said. “I just thought it would be funny to paint it with the quote.”

Chris Veal reacted on Instagram to how the far-right Trump cult and right-wing media is using his art:
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Of course the finished artwork conatins the speech bubble:

I was wondering why Veal didn't show Trump with tears in his eyes or sweat on his face and then I look at the photo closely:

Could that be one tear or a drop of sweat added as a subtle editorial comment by the artist?  I don't see it in the original...

Update: I emailed Chris Veal to ask. Here's the answer from the artist himself: 

"Its actually the texture of the wall but that works haha"

My question: Could it be that the wall weeps for trump?

Here are some of the images posted on X in the replys to Acyn Torabi 's post (follow his thread here).  There are many more replies without illustrations. He is the Senior Digital Editor for MeidasTouch who put the Watter's mug shot story online. Torabi has become a major Internet influencer with 418k X followers (read about him here).

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