All the Presidents in the World

Installation, 2012


Portraits of all 146 presidents in the world in power at the time of the exhibiton. The portraits were drawn in black liquid ink marker on canvases measuring 50x60 cm. The individual portraits were then sold at a price based on the GDP of the nation whose president was portrayed on the canvas. The prices of the portraits varied from 1 SEK to 15.8 million SEK.  

Canvases bearing portraits of presidents who were no longer in power at the time of the exhibition were laid on the floor and given away for free.

All 146 presidents were sent a formal invitation to the opening of the exhibition. None attended. The offices of the presidents of Malta, Cuba and Brazil were the only ones to reply, all three declining the invitation.

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