[373] 01-20 January 2021

Completion Date: 20 January 2021
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches

I am contemporaneously documenting current affairs through art. Every piece is numbered and goes into my book series, OF OUR TIMES which is available on Amazon.

News Headlines 01-20 January 2021

01 Jan 2021

S&P500: 3,700
Bitcoin: 29,388
CO2 (PPM): 413.95
CNY/USD: 6.53
USD/EUR: 1.21
Trump Approval: 42.6
US cases: 19,346,790
US deaths: 351,224

20 Jan 2021

S&P500: 3,850
Bitcoin: 34,880
CO2 (PPM): 415.10
CNY/USD: 6.46
USD/EUR: 1.21
Trump Approval: 38.6
US cases: 24,844,960
US deaths: 412,416

01 Jan
* US surpasses 20 million cases
* Election lawsuit thrown out

02 Jan
* Senators in final bid to derail Biden’s victory

03 Jan
* Trump tells Georgia official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win
* 117th US Congress sworn in

04 Jan
* National lockdown for England

05 Jan
* Pence tells Trump that he can’t block Biden’s win
* Warnock wins to become Georgia’s first black senator

06 Jan
* Pence won’t block certification of Biden win
* Biden picks Merrick Garland as AG
* McConnell denounces effort to overturn election
* Democrats flip Senate as Ossoff wins in Georgia
* Rioters incited by Trump storm Capitol
* Mob breaches chamber
* Officers draw guns in the House
* Lawmakers evacuated
* 4 dead
* Congress debate continues after deadly attack
* Trump suspended from Facebook & Twitter
* DC under curfew

07 Jan
* Congress finalizes Biden victory
* Trump pledges orderly transition
* Calls grow for Trump’s removal as officials resign
* US Capitol Police officer has died following riot at Capitol
* Trump finally concedes election defeat

08 Jan
* Trump says he will not attend Biden’s inauguration
* Pelosi threatens impeachment if Trump doesn’t “resign immediately”
* Twitter suspends Trump permanently

09 Jan
* Extremists intensify call for violence ahead of inauguration

10 Jan
* DC Mayor warns of further violence

11 Jan
* House Democrats introduce article of impeachment against Trump
* FBI warnings amid fears of more pro-Trump violence
* GOP impeachment support grows
* Military warns troops
* Pre-riot speech was “totally acceptable” – Trump
* House votes 223-205 to call on Pence to strip Trump of power

12 Jan
* Charges against 70 rioters

13 Jan
* Armed National Guard troops inside and outside the Capitol
* Negative Covid-19 tests required for all air passengers entering US
* Trump impeached again, just one week before he was to leave office
* Charge is “Incitement of insurrection”
* First ever president to be impeached twice
* Ten Republicans sided with Dems (232-197)
* “He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.” – Pelosi

14 Jan
* Biden unveils $1.9tn economic relief package

15 Jan
* Global virus death till > 2 million

17 Jan
* DC security boosted

19 Jan
* Mitch McConnell: Capitol Hill mob was ‘provoked’ by Trump
* Trump bequeaths Biden an upended world
* On night before inauguration, Biden leads mourning for virus victims

20 jan
* Trump vows “We will be back”
* Harris becomes first woman, first black VP
* “We must end this uncivil war”
* Biden makes direct appeal to Trump voters
* “Democracy has prevailed”

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.