Up on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, with its panoramic views of Central Park lives Donald Trump, billionaire property developer, President of the worlds greatest superpower and leader of the free world. This is where he keeps his ‘man cave’, with a ‘feature wall’ adorned with gold framed awards, gold trophies and gold records (maybe he has a ‘guilt’ complex) and a huge television screen (presumably showing Fox News).
On the 23 June 2016 (my birthday) a majority of 52% (17.4m) of UK voters supported the referendum to leave the EU, in the biggest political turnout in history. The campaign was lead by Nigel Farage, who was back then, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP).
This victory started the process of unshackling ourselves from the unelected Brussels bureaucrats, who run the show. The peasants had well and truly spoken. But it’s much more than that, because not only did it gave permission for other European countries to do the same and it also spurred on Donald Trump who was at that time a political underdog and derided by the media to go on and become the 45th President of the United States of America.
Now, consider this: Although President Trump is immensely rich and wants for nothing. What he likes to do, is to surround himself with photos of people who have shaped his life. So when he had his photo taken with UKIP leader Nigel Farage (his spiritual father), shortly after BREXIT, it instantly became a defining image of the 21st Century and as such I believe it belongs on his feature wall.
Taken by Andy Wigmore (a Brexit campaigner), who recognised it as two buddies and political outsiders who despite being reviled by the liberal media, turn the tables on the political establishment. So when they were going into President Trumps apartment, griming like two naughty schoolboys, looking like they’ve pulled off the biggest heist in history. He just had to take the picture.
So I have turned his photo into a piece of art, and had it framed by master craftsmen at Campbell’s of London (South Kensington) and hand gilded in 23 carat German gold leaf and I am now looking for somebody to introduce me to him so that I can hand it to him to put in his man cave, as a gesture of friendship from my fellow countrymen who voted Brexit.
Limited Edition (500)
Size: 340mm x ???mm (framed)