Hi, we're the team at Sartle.com and we'd like your help.
We try to spread our love of art history to the masses by showcasing the weird and tragic and cool stories from art history. One of our more recent endeavors to do that has been through Make Art Great Again, which is a parody Twitter and Instagram feed which shows us what it might have been like if Donald Trump had given a shot at becoming an art historian rather than take a run for the White House. So far, people seem to like it. Regularly, people newly discovering Make Art Great Again regularly comment that it's one of the best things they're keeping up with on social media. Our parody of Trump is sometimes dumb (like when he confuses the Prado with Prada), sometimes edgy (like when he's blaming contemporary art for a spike in newly diagnosed autism), and sometimes off-puttingly on point (like when he questions the artistic chops of someone like Jeff Koons). Whatever he is, he's never boring.
We think it would be cool to see Make Art Great Again reimagined as a physical "scholarly" journal called Tremendously Beautiful Art. Your help will pay for the work it would take to produce the journal at the Sartle office in San Francisco and to see it printed in luxuriant full color. We figure around $10,000 would let us pay some talented people for their awesome design skillz while leaving plenty of budget leftover for a full color first run printing. If we can get more, then the overage will go toward making the book more tremendous and the print big league (i.e., more books printed).
Tremendously Beautiful Art will be gaudy, and garish, and have so much gold it will make your head spin. It will be true to the tacky persona that inescapably is the US's 45th president. But, more than that, it will be funny as hell and full of killer art.
Risks and challenges
Frankly, we might actually get some attention from Trump. Now, what does that mean? At bare minimum, we could be thoroughly reprimanded on Twitter, or it could go further and mean we're sued or put on some secret government list... but that doesn't matter. If we get big enough to draw even some annoyance out of Donald Trump, then we can probably all agree this was a job well done.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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