Thursday, October 29, 2020

N.J. artist attacks Trump’s immigration policy with display of caged brown baby dolls


© Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for Murray | NJ Advance Media for/ Artist Amy Putman's art installation in a Montclair furniture store is getting a lot of attention.

Campaign news from New Jersey.  Laura Schwartz was running errands in Montclair, New Jersey when a Trump 2020 sign in the window of a local boutique made her take a second look; the “Make America Great Again” campaign sign was a backdrop to a cage, holding a dozen brown baby dolls in diapers. Next to it, a TV screen shows images of migrant children in detention centers.

The artwork is part of a larger body of political artwork y artist Amy Putman, whose art is inspired by Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign rhetoric and immigration policies, including a zero-tolerance policy that led to family separations at the U.S./Mexico border.


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