Images from the award-winning graphic novel series Concrete Park by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander.
Original paintings by Tony Puryear, featuring paintings from his gankstas!™ series including Donald trump, Vladimir Putin and more,
The original campaign poster for Hillary Clinton by Tony Puryear, now in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Starting on November of 2016, on the day after Election Day, I began work on this series of political art pieces. Having lived in New York, I knew Donald Trump for the corrupt huckster he was.
As he took office, and immediately began dismantling American norms like they were a tearer-downer, I came to view him and his cabinet, hangers-on, children and associates as a crime family, and like a crime family, I believed they needed to be named and identified. The goal of this series of prints, internet meme and paintings is to help you “know your thug®.”
In 2016, I was asked by Dark Horse, my publisher, to contribute a suite of illustrations for a unique project. Chuck Palahniuk, the writer-provocateur and author of “Fight Club,” was doing an “adult coloring book.” Seriously.
I was asked to do six coloring-friendly drawings for Chuck’s racially and sexually-tinged story, “Nonsense.” It’s about a woman who frequents a club, the “Love Club” where games of power, gender and race are played out in anonymity. She often goes in the guise of Harriet Tubman, and her slave/sub is a man who masquerades as racist U.S. president Woodrow Wilson.