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Pig snout, sheep eyes make Trump 'portrait'

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:06

A portrait of Donald Trump by British artist James Ostrer, using a pig's snout and sheep's eyes, causes a stir at Hong Kong Art Central. Yiming Woo reports.

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It's hard to imagine a more unflattering portrait of Donald Trump. A photograph by British artist James Ostrer captured a model covered with sheep eyeballs and a real pig snout to represent the Republican presidential candidate. Ostrer says it's part of his body of work called The Ego System. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST JAMES OSTRER, SAYING: "I think I kind of wanted to create an icon, a visual icon, of, I suppose, the megalomania that's got to the point where his need for attention is overriding any kind of relationship or care for anyone else in the world really." Other caricatures in this Hong Kong exhibition include Tiger Woods, Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus. Trump, a billionaire and former reality TV star, has made controversial statements about Muslims and illegal immigrants. They've boosted his popularity with those who see him as someone who speaks uncomfortable truths, but have also outraged millions in the United States and around the world.

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Pig snout, sheep eyes make Trump 'portrait'

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:06