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Richard Artschwager has been creating paintings on Celotex for over 50 years, including many Portrait Works.
Richard Artschwager's Celotex Painting of Trent, Portrait of Trent Lott, former United States Senator from Mississippi, is from the Artist's Poliical Portrait Series; Trent was first exhibited at Gagosian Gallery, London in 2003.
Haunted by the news of 9/11, Richard Arschwager started the Political Portrait Series in 2002, which included a "smiling, plump-faced Osama bin Laden; a blank George W. Bush" and Trent.
"For nearly sixty years, Richard Artschwager (b. 1923) has undertaken an unrelenting investigation of art's ability to mediate contemporary experience and perception." - states Jennifer R. Gross in The New York Times regarding the Richard Artschwager! Retrospective, currently at The Whitney Museum of American Art until February 3, 2013.