Eleanor Antin ‘My Work Has Always Been Political, Comic—and Also Sad’: Watch Artist Eleanor Antin Bring Her Paper Dolls of Presidential Candidates to Life

Artnet News Sep 03, 2020

In exactly two months, Americans will vote in the presidential election, determining the social, economic, and cultural trajectory of the country for the foreseeable future.

In a prescient artwork aptly titled Theatre of the Absurd, the multitalented artist Eleanor Antin crafted paper dolls to resemble the outrageous characters running as Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race. In an exclusive interview with Art21, Antin laughed darkly, saying, “I thought that I was finished working with paper dolls and was on to other things until those idiotic Republican debates and that insane list of characters.”

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