Trump Tower Meeting Commemorative Coin
from The #ImpeachMint Project
by Valery Jung Estabrook
The Trump Tower Meeting Commemorative Coin is the first in a series of mixed performance/sculpture works which explores the concepts of how we memorialize history and assign literal value to objects.
Inspired by the White House's decision to release a coin commemorating peace talks with North Korea when real action has yet to taken place, I decided to start work on my own series of commemorative coins. My goal is to highlight the abnormal nature of this administration while also asserting a record of events that have been confirmed to have taken place. With the constant onslaught of breaking news, the American public is at risk of becoming numb to events and situations that with any other president would have been unacceptable. Many Americans are already past that point, having mentally recalibrated themselves to cope with the reality of the daily news cycle. Even worse, we have an administration that continues to attack our most important check to power — a free press — and with it, truth.
Each coin will be depict an actual event related to the current administration, using confirmed facts as a basis for design and text. Production of each coin will be limited to an edition of 1,000 plus artist proof coins.
If you are interested in learning more and obtaining a coin please visit the Kickstarter page.
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