[354] In the Rose Garden

Completion Date: 21 October 2020
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches

Realtime recording of President Trump’s Covid hospitalization, October 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, called President Donald Trump’s Rose Garden ceremony of 26 September 2020 (announcing Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination) a “superspreader event.”

Fauci defended the efficacy of wearing masks to slow the spread of Covid-19 and used the ceremony as an example.

“We had a superspreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks,” he said. “So the data speak for themselves.”

All components are painted on acid-free mount-board, and then glued onto acid-free mount-board. Two coats of matte acrylic varnish are then applied.