Even if Trump is acquitted as expected, the US artist doesn’t want anyone to forget
In December 2019, Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached and – although he’s expected to be acquitted, meaning he’ll stay in office – Jenny Holzer doesn’t want anyone to forget it.
The US artist, known for not mincing words with her politically-charged, text-based installations, has created a limited series of skateboards with words carved into them to commemorate the event, including the word: “Impeach.”
According to The Art Newspaper, the boards will go on sale just in time for the vote on his impeachment (February 5), with a limited marble edition of 25 boards plus a run of 500 wooden ones.
The boards were reportedly commissioned by The Skateroom, a company that has previously run collaborations with the likes of Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord, and donates a portion of every sale to worldwide social skate projects.
“Maybe Trump will be impeached again – or the board can be an impeachment tomb stone,” Holzer tells The Art Newspaper. Part of her text also reads: “Some moments should never be forgotten, some moments deserve to be set in stone. Make America Righteous Again.”
Holzer has previously driven vans around US cities bearing the same “Impeach” slogan, as well as texts based on gun violence testimonies.