(Donald Trump Mug) Amazon (Andreas Gursky)

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Buried and lost somewhere in Amazon (2016), a digitally constructed photograph by Andreas Gursky, there’s this Trump for President mug. In the photograph, it’s just one piece of junk in the detritus of our political life, now thrust front and forward by either an accident of history or as part and parcel of the very logic at the heart of late capitalism. The guard at Gagosian pointed it out to me. No messiah will save us from this.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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