Trump's 2020 lies on art display: 'The Wall of Liars and Deniers'
Phil Buehler, the artist that created the artwork, says he made Trump's allegations that the 2020 elections were hijacked the centerpiece denoted by the "Big Lie".
Tens of thousands of lies that former US President Donald Trump has made during his term as US President were displayed on a 50ft long banner titled the "Wall of Liars and Deniers".
Phil Buehler, the artist that created this artwork, made Trump's allegations that the 2020 elections were hijacked the centerpiece, denoted by the "Big Lie".
"I read this book called The Dictator’s Handbook, and if Trump could read, I’d have said he was going word-for-word from this book,” said Buehler.
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The artist, who reportedly followed Trump's political career, aimed to de-normalize the insensitivity to disinformation that people developed during Trump's term by gathering and shedding light on all the lies he had made to the public.
“It’s really corrosive on our democratic system, that people stop believing in free and fair elections,” noted Beuhler, stressing that, "It’s truly a danger to our democracy."
“In some ways, seeing it is believing,” the artist stated, adding that, “30,000 is just a number. Like Stalin said, one death is a tragedy, 10 million is a statistic. Remember when just one lie from a politician would make the news? It’s kind of meaningless now. People can’t catch Trump on things because people don’t care anymore. But when you see the wall, it’s a dramatic display of the enormity of it."
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Not Buehler's first work on Trump
This is not the artist's first work aimed to expose the former President's lies.
During the summer of 2020, Buehler created a project called the "Wall of Lies", during which the artist exhibited around 30,000 lies made by Trump while in office. The project was displayed on Bushwick street.
“We set up to do a live radio broadcast on the street as people came up to the wall. This old guy comes up, leans over, says ‘who’s in charge here?’ It was Chuck Schumer! I look around, there’s all these black cars and Secret Service around. He was looking for his own name, certain that it must be there somewhere,” said Buehler.
According to the artist, the artwork was later vandalized using graffiti by the "Proud Boys".
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