It’s not just because of who it portrays. It’s also because of the medium.
The painting is a portrait of the current leader of the Republican presidential race, Donald Trump – painted with menstrual blood.
Artist Sarah Levy titled the portrait “Whatever.” It depicts Trump mid-sentence with one eye completely blotted out by red and his infamous hair windswept with streaks of dark blood.
“I heard the comments he made to Megyn Kelly and I was outraged that he was basically using women’s periods not just to avoid a political question but also to insult her and all women’s intelligence,” she said.
Following the Republican presidential debate on Fox News, Trump said of moderator Kelly: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
The image has gained traction nationally, with USA Today, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and other media outlets sharing the story.
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