Barack and Michelle Obama, The New Yorker (July from Controversial Magazine Covers No shortage of talking points about this image by Barry Blitt, showing the then-presidential candidate dressed as a Muslim and fist-bumping his gun-toting wife.
“I have to admit to feeling a little nostalgic, drawing a President without a cotton-candy combover,” Barry Blitt says, about his cover for this week’s issue. “Not to mention drawing someone with a little character and decency as well.
Constable’s Haywain with cruise missiles, oil explosions, the financial pages of a newspaper in shreds … Peter Kennard’s montages have defined modern protest. Ahead of a major exhibition, curator Richard Slocombe salutes the activist artist