ATTRIBUTIONS / CREDITS
“The Republic is Tested: History Unfolds Before Our Eyes“
A Collection of 30 Acrylic Paintings
01. Voting Hero “History will forever tell the story of John Lewis and his fight for justice and equality. Rest in peace” by Ami Bera and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
03. The American Dream “Official headshot of United States Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)” by the Renee Bouchard of the Office of Senator Kamala Harris and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
04. Ballot Suppression Original. With slower mail and election suppression concerns, the US Postal Service and the U.S. postmaster general are in the spotlight.
05. Party Watchdog George Washington. “Portrait drawing of the head of George Washington” by unknown author. Source The New Student’s Reference Work, Vol. 5, p. 2048 and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain. A primary goal of the Lincoln Project was to work to prevent the re-election of the incumbent president.
06. Inspirational Life “Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2016 portrait.” Source Supreme Court of the United States, photographer Steve Petteway and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
07. Signaling White Supremacists The First 2020 Presidential Debate.
1. “President of the United States Joe Biden.” Source https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/01/20/inaugural-address-by-president-joseph-r-biden-jr/. Author The White House and altered by RockwellB. CC by 3.0 US.
2. “President Trump speaks at the National Archive Building in Washington D.C. on September 17, 2020.” Source https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/photos/a.1199645353456529/3446640105423698/?type=3&theater. Author The White House and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
08. Covid in the House Original. The then-President and First Lady announce they have both tested positive for Covid-19.
09. Virus Dispersal Chaos Stanford researchers say the then-President’s campaign efforts led to more than 30,000 corona virus cases.
1. “Air Force One at an unknown location.” Source https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/air-force-one/. Author The White House and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
2. “Trump Des Moines rally plan conflicts with White House coronavirus experts’ advise” dated 12 October 2020. Rural America 2020 billboard. Source The Des Moines Register by photographer Byron Houlgrave and altered by RockwellB. U.S. Fair Use of this photo since it adds historic and newsworthy significance to the painting calling attention to the many rallies and events contributing the spread of Covid-19.
3. First reported early October 2020 were many White House Covid-19 outbreak infections appearing to be related to a Rose Garden ceremony held September 26 for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, where seating was not socially distanced, and participants were mostly unmasked.
10. Voting Made Easy Original. The rise in the use by many states of ballot Drop Boxes for the 2020 Presidential election ignites partisan battles.
11. Recording the Madness Books abound leading up to the election in an attempt to swing voters. This painting is based on the following books. Book covers altered by RockwellB.
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trumps Testing of America by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig; Published by Penguin Press (21 January 2020).
The Room Where It Happened: A Whitehouse Memoir by John Bolton; Published by Simon & Schuster (23 June 2020).
Too Much – Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, PhD; Published by Simon & Schuster (14 July 2020).
Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump by Peter Strzok; Published by Mariner Books (8 September 2020).
Rage by Bob Woodward; Published by Simon & Schuster (15 September 2020).
Traitor: A History of American Betrayal from Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump by David Rothkopf: Published by Thomas Dunne Books (27 October 2020).
12. Autocrat says Stop Original painting. The then-President tries to Stop the Count of votes at approximately 3:00AM 4 November 2020 when the election results start to favor Joe Biden.
13. Keystone Victory “U.S. President Joe Biden’s Official portrait.” Source https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-biden/ 3 March 2021. White House Photographer Adam Schultz and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
14. A Maverick Smiles
1. “John McCain official photo portrait.” Source High res version of this image, from Adam Barker, Press Assistant to U.S. Senator John McCain, Washington, D.C by United States Congress, Unknown date. CC0 Public Domain.
2. Outline of the state of Arizona with Star “Results of the United States Senate election in Arizona, 2010” 6 November 2010 Ali Zifan, Inqvisitor, Svenskbygderna (talk), Gage and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
15. Improvised Lies & Dyes Original based on“Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani speaking”. Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQMA0up5bk8&t=17s by 大紀元新聞網 and altered by RockwellB to build upon the satire of Rudy Giuliani’s press conference meltdown on 19 November 2020. CC by 3.0 Unported.
16. A Hole in None Original. Multiple lawsuits ensue in a futile effort to overturn electors from states Biden won.
17. Birth of the Big Lie Original based on Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States, 2 December 2020; Facebook video post https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=376615900112093
18. Hope Arrives “Corona COVID-19 Vaccine”by Markus Spiske / freeforcommercialuse.net, Markus Spiske Business and altered by RockwellB. 22 December 2020. CC0 Public Domain.
19. Pranks Become Crimes Original based on Roger Stone’s Stop the Steal efforts.
20. Tyrant Gets Evicted
1. “Democratic donkey logo.” Source https://democrats.org/ by Democratic Party (United States) and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
2. “Party Logo.” Source https://www.gop.com by Republican Party (United States) and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
21. No Crime Goes Unpardoned Original. A flurry of discussion about self-serving presidential pardons for allies, family members and even himself.
22. Covid for the Holidays Source Dr. Fauci Christmas Ornament by Unknown artist and altered by RockwellB. White House Coronavirus Update Briefing by Dr. Anthony Fauci. This file is a work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, it is in the public domain.
23. Georgia Dems Tip Senate “We Can Do It”. Source Chattanooga Times Free Press by Artist Clay Bennett, altered with permission by RockwellB.
24. Another Day of Infamy Original. Let American history never forget that insurrectionists sought to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes and formalize Joe Biden’s victory. Gallows were erected and some chanted of “Hang Mike Pence”.
25. Farcical “Movement”
1. “Jake Angeli (QAnon Shaman), seen holding a QAnon sign at the intersection of Bell Rd and 75th Ave in Peoria, Arizona, on 15 October 2020”. Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/191776019@N08/50818536171 by TheUnseen011101 and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
26. Shutting Down the Liar
Stripe – The logo and wordmark of Stripe, a startup based in San Francisco http://stripe.com/about/resources by Stripe, Inc. and altered by RockwellB. The Shutdown stamp is applied over this logo, like the other logos in the painting. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent Stripe or its logo. CC0 Public Domain.
Deutsche Bank – The logo of Deutsche Bank AG without wordmark. Source GIF format logo by Deutsche Bank AG and altered by RockwellB. The Shutdown stamp is applied over this logo, like the other logos in the painting. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent Deutsche Bank or its logo. CC0 Public Domain.
Snapchat – Polski: Logo Snapchata (2020) Source Own Work by Puchaczowsky and altered by RockwellB. The Shutdown stamp is applied over this logo, like the other logos in the painting. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent Snapchat or its logo. CC by SA-4.0 .
Facebook – The “f” logo from Facebook, introduced in May 2019 Source https://en.facebookbrand.com by Facebook, Inc. and altered by RockwellB. The Shutdown stamp is applied over this logo, like the other logos in the painting. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent Facebook or its logo. CC0 Public Domain.
Instagram – Logo von Instagram seit 2016 Source Own Work by Instagram and altered by RockwellB. The Shutdown stamp is applied over this logo, like the other logos in the painting. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent Instagram or its logo. CC0 Public Domain.
Twitter – Non-free Logo for Twitter and use Rationale:
U.S. Fair use for Twitter logo. Its inclusion in the painting adds historic and newsworthy significance to the painting because Twitter Permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump on 8 January 2021. The Shutdown stamp is applied over this logo, like the other logos in the painting. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent Twitter or its logo.
Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump
By Twitter Inc.
Friday, 8 January 2021
PGA Tour – Non-free Logo for PGA Tour and use Rationale:
U.S. Fair use for PGA Tour logo. Its inclusion in the painting adds historic and newsworthy significance to the painting because the PGA Board of Directors terminated the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster Golf Course. The Shutdown stamp is applied over this logo, like the other logos in the painting. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent the PGA Tour or its logo.
“The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster.” — Jim Richerson, PGA of America President. 10:01 PM · Jan 10, 2021·Twitter Web App
Shutdown – Logo des Shutdown Days by shutdownday.org and altered by RockwellB. The Shutdown stamp is applied over several logos to emphasize the historic and newsworthy point of this painting of Shutting Down the Liar by several companies following the January 6th Insurrection. There is no intent to tarnish or misrepresent this logo. CC0 Public Domain.
27. Eyes on the Constitution “Nancy Pelosi signs the article of the second impeachment of Donald Trump” https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1349491622673870852” by Office of Nancy Pelosi and altered by RockwellB. CC0 Public Domain.
28. Fractured Pillars Survive “The Crumbling Pillars of Democracy”. Source The Hill Post by Arusha Gupta 9 November 2020 and altered by RockwellB.
29. A Light on the South Portico Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II). Source 210120-D-WD757-2531, Author Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Washington D.C, United States. CC by 2.0 Generic.
Attributions for the second batch of 10 further paintings are forthcoming.